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

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

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

The schedules reveal Mr. Trump's days at the White House contain hours of unstructured time punctuated by intelligence briefings, lunches, media interviews and meetings with administration officials. This unstructured period is usually spent by the President watching TV, calling up advisers and friends, or just catching up on news.

But Axios cautioned, not all the president's meetings are reflected on his schedule because many of his them are spur of the moment, according to senior White House officials.

Donald Trump's typical day starts late and is spent mostly watching TV, browsing newspapers and tweeting, according to a leak of the president's confidential schedule. The term "Executive Time" was created by former Chief of Staff John Kelly, specifically catered to Trump's desire not to be locked down into a set schedule every day. She agreed it's an "excessive" amount of time for a president's schedule to remain blank, though Behar took solace in that idea, saying that's less time for Trump to spend on running the country. This is most of his day, and yet you see things happening with the military which are positive.

Over the weekend, Axios' Alexi McCammond revealed that she and her colleague Jonathan Swan had been in contact with a White House insider for three months who revealed the president's private schedules to them.

"While he spends much of his average day in scheduled meetings, events, and calls, there is time to allow for a more creative environment that has helped make him the most productive President in modern history".

As per the schedule, Trump has spent around 300 hours in executive time.


Axios first reported on the concept of his "executive time" in January 2018.

Sanders also retweeted a post by Oval Office operations director Madeleine Westerhout on Sunday slamming the leak.

Sources in the White House said that the recent leak has incited a flurry of finger-pointing as the administration scrambles to plug the leak of damaging information.

"President Trump has ignited a booming economy with lower taxes and higher wages, established the US as the #1 producer of oil and gas in the world, remade our judiciary, rebuilt our military, and renegotiated better trade deals", Sanders stated. 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.

So when Trump is in executive time, it can mean more than just sitting around doing nothing.

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