Monday, February 04, 2019


REVEALED: Leaked presidential schedules show Trump spent more than half of the last three months in 'executive time'

BY Emily Goodin

Daily Mail
February 3, 2019

President Donald Trump spent 60 percent of the last three months in 'executive time,' leaked schedules of his life in the White House show.

'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.

Schedules leaked to Axios show the president spent around 60 percent of his scheduled time over the past three months in 'executive time.'

'He's always calling people, talking to people,' a senior White House official told the news website. 'He's always up to something; it's just not what you would consider typical structure.'

Trump is an early riser and usually spends the first five hours of the day in 'executive time.'

While the leaked schedules shows Trump in the Oval Office from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m, the president is never in the Oval Office during those hours, six sources told Axios.

Instead, he in the residence, watching TV, reading the newspapers, tweeting, and phoning aides, members of Congress, friends, administration officials and informal advisers, the news website reported.

The president's first meeting of the day is usually around 11 or 11:30 a.m., according to the leaked schedules, and is often an intelligence briefing or 30 minutes with his chief of staff.

Since Nov. 7, which is the day after the 2018 midterm election, the president has spent around 297 hours in 'Executive Time,' to Axios' count of 51 private schedules.

He also had 77 hours scheduled for meetings.

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.

'President Trump has a different leadership style than his predecessors and the results speak for themselves,' White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told the news website in a statement.

'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.'

Former chief of staff John Kelly invented Executive Time because the president hated being locked into a regular schedule and wanted more flexibility

EDITOR’S NOTE: On every job I ever held, if I had spent half the day on ‘executive time’ I would have been fired … no make that a couple of hours.

1 comment:

Trey Rusk said...

I remember Executive Time at my last unit. It was called pro-active patrol. Cabellas and Academy parking lots were surveilled extensively after the new ads came out.