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PoliticsMore of Trump's personal schedules leaked to press: Axios

03:20  11 february  2019
03:20  11 february  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Leaked schedule: Trump spent 300 hours in 'executive time' since 2018 elections

Leaked schedule: Trump spent 300 hours in 'executive time' since 2018 elections The majority of President Trump's scheduled time during the past three months in the White House has been spent in unstructured "executive time," according to a leak. Since the 2018 midterm elections Trump has spent almost 300 hours in executive time, Axios reported Sunday, citing private schedules dating back to Nov. 7, the day after the midterm elections. During the same time frame, the president has spent 77 hours in meetings, which have given him and his staff the opportunity to plan policy, legislative strategy, and video recordings.

U. S . President Donald Trump spends nearly two-thirds of his time in unstructured "executive time," according to months of his personal schedules leaked to the press . "While he spends much of his average day in scheduled meetings, events, and calls, there is time to allow for a more creative

Trump ' s schedule wasn't always like this. In the earliest days of the Trump administration it began Old habits die hard. In response to this article , White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Get more stories like this by signing up for our weekly political lookahead newsletter, Axios Sneak Peek.

More of Trump's personal schedules leaked to press: Axios© Stefani Reynolds More of Trump's personal schedules leaked to press: Axios President Trump spent about 50 percent of his time from Monday to Thursday last week in "Executive Time," according to a new batch of leaked private schedules obtained by Axios.

The news outlet notes that the latest leak comes only a couple days after it was reported that the administration had opened an internal investigation into who leaked the first slate of private presidential schedules.

The schedules obtained by Axios include details about a range of things, and they show that Trump spent the first three hours of his day in "Executive Time" from Monday through Wednesday last week.

Trump Works Harder 'Than Anyone,' Staffer Claims

Trump Works Harder 'Than Anyone,' Staffer Claims The president dedicates an average of 60 percent of each day to "executive time," a report from Axios has revealed.

The day after the midterms, Trump ' s schedule had 30 minutes for a chief of staff meeting and more than 7 hours for Executive Time. Responding to Axios ' reporting, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders emailed this statement: "President Trump has a different leadership style than his

Axios has obtained leaked , private schedules of President Donald Trump showing how he’s spent his time over the past three months. The idea for Executive Time, which during the three months the leaked schedules totaled 297 hours, came from former chief of staff John Kelly because of Trump ’ s

Trump has reported to be watching television, reading newspapers and making phone calls to aides, lawmakers, friends, advisers and administration officials during those allotted hours.

Axios, citing months worth of schedules, reported last week that Trump had spent 60 percent of working hours in "Executive Time" since the midterm elections. A source told the news outlet that Trump typically spends the first five hours of his day in his residency.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.

Axios notes that the schedules do not present a complete portrayal of the Trump's day-to-day life. He has a more detailed schedule that is not sent out to senior staff.

Trump on Sunday defended his use of "Executive Time," saying that he is "generally working" during those hours and not "relaxing."

Gingrich compares Trump's reported use of executive time to Churchill

Gingrich compares Trump's reported use of executive time to Churchill Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-S.C.) on Monday likened President Trump's leaked schedules that showed swaths of "executive time" to former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's work habits. "The distortions of the hate Trump movement are never more obvious than in the reaction to the President's leaked schedule," Gingrich tweeted. "The ignorance of history of the current elites is pathetic. Churchill slept late, worked late, took a nap every afternoon ( getting into his pajamas).

Madeleine Westerhout, Trump ' s personal secretary, tweeted in defense of the president Sunday saying Schedules leaked to Axios show the president spent around 60 percent of his scheduled time over the 'While he spends much of his average day in scheduled meetings, events, and calls

But the deeper Axios dives into Trump ' s energy policies, the more we find an We've published every page of the leaked schedules in a piece that accompanies this item. Responding to Axios ' reporting, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders emailed this statement : "President Trump has a

"In fact, I probably work more hours than almost any past President," Trump wrote in a tweet.

He also said that he "had no choice but to work very long hours" because of the state of the country when he took office. He did not dispute the report's accuracy.

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney acknowledged Sunday that the administration had opened an internal probe into the source of the schedules.

"It's not the content," Mulvaney said on "Fox News Sunday." "It's the fact that someone within the White House spent three months collecting this information, which is really, really hard to do."

Mulvaney told Trump officials their 'highest priority' will be deregulation: Axios.
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney recently told top Trump administration officials during a meeting that their "highest priority" would be deregulation in the coming year, Axios reported Sunday. A senior official told Axios that when Mulvaney sits down with the president to evaluate the job performances of the Cabinet secretaries, deregulation will be one of the main criteria on their list. "We knew there was one thing we could do without legislation," the official told the news outlet. President Trump lent significant focus to rolling back regulations, especially environmental ones, since being elected.

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