Trump Spends Majority of Time in Unstructured 'Executive Time'

Trump on the phone with the King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abd al Aziz Al Saud

Trump Spends Majority of Time in Unstructured 'Executive Time'

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 disdain of regular schedules. 'He's always up to something; it's just not what you would consider typical structure'.

Madeleine Westerhout, director of Oval Office operations, tweeted the information was a "break of trust" and that it did not show the "hundreds of calls and meetings [Mr Trump] takes every day".

The latest leak appears to place Trump, an early riser, in executive time for the first five hours of any day, before he gets to the Oval Office.

On private daily schedules covering almost every weekday of the past three months, the majority of President Donald Trump's working hours are described as unstructured "executive time", Axios reported Sunday. Since he's become president, Trump's Twitter habits have revealed his own excessive consumption of cable news, his golf schedule displayed an ample appetite for leisure, and reports found that his staff schedules large bulks of "executive time" - during which he has no formal duties - into his days. He can reportedly be found in the residence watching TV, reading the news, and making countless phone calls to aides, members of Congress, friends, advisers, and other officials.

Sixty percent of the president's work life is categorized as "executive time", meaning unstructured time to make phone calls, read newspapers, tweet and watch television.

Trump's White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders reaffirmed the president's style of leadership.

Axios cautioned that "executive time" can include meetings that Trump might simply want to shield from prying eyes who have access to his schedule - a meeting with Herman Cain, for example - and that "many" of Trump's meetings are "spur of the moment" and thus not reflected on the leaked schedules.

The White House has not responded to CNN's request for comment about the report.

White House officials are expressing anger after an insider leaked months of President Donald Trump's private schedules.

Sanders then rattled off a list of what she said were Trump's accomplishments in an effort to prove her point, from tax cuts to trade deals. 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.

Conway explained that the version of the schedule that leaked is distributed daily to 388 people in the administration, but very few have access to an even more detailed presidential agenda. "This [president] is working harder for the American people than anyone in recent history".

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