Leak of President Trump's schedules a 'disgraceful breach of trust': White House


Overall Mr Trump has spent about 297 hours in "executive time" in the past three months compared to only 77 hours were spent in meetings. But what most people didn't know (but could probably have assumed) was just how much of Trump's day is spent unstructured.

The private schedules aren't complete, either, though, Axios says: Trump has impromptu meetings, and there's a third daily schedule, "kept within a very small, tight circle", with an extra meeting or two not listed on the private calendar.

President Donald Trump has spent about 60 percent of his work day in undefined "executive time" since the midterms, according to a detailed and revealing look at his daily schedules leaked from inside the White House.

"Executive time" is the term administration staff use to describe when the president is in the residence watching television, talking on the phone and tweeting.

In all, the contents of the schedules, after being retyped by Axios to help protect their source, took up 95 pages, all of which have been made available to the public.

A Washington Post analysis past year showed Trump was taking fewer and fewer scheduled daily intelligence briefings and preferred them orally instead of written.

Gatekeepers author Chris Whipple said: "The most important asset in any presidency is the President's time".

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Axios obtained the president's day-to-day schedules from an unidentified White House source.

Several conservatives and allies of the president expressed similar concern over the leak and also defended the president from accusations that the unstructured time in his schedule proves he's not productive.

Sanders declined to comment further on the story and whether the White House planned to mount an internal investigation similar to previous major leaks.

Axios first reported the existence of executive time in January of previous year.

"What a disgraceful breach of trust to leak schedules", Madeleine Westerhout, director of Oval Office Operations, wrote on Twitter.

Dwight Eisenhower built in White House nap time too, Thomas said. It's indisputable that our country has never been stronger than it is today under the leadership of President Trump, ' She continued in the email statement.

We learned that Trump is an early riser-he usually wakes up no later than 6 a.m. -and he blocks off many hours, including the first three hours of his workday, for what the White House calls "executive time". What is clear, according to news reports and those close to the president, is that he prefers succinct presentations with more visual elements than those that were prepared for his predecessors.