President Trump spent about 50 p.c of his time from Monday to Thursday final week in “Govt Time,” in accordance with a brand new batch of leaked personal schedules obtained by Axios.
The information outlet notes that the newest leak comes solely a pair days after it was reported that the administration had opened an inner investigation into who leaked the primary slate of personal presidential schedules.
The schedules obtained by Axios embody particulars a couple of vary of issues, and so they present that Trump spent the primary three hours of his day in “Govt Time” from Monday by way of Wednesday final week.
Trump has reported to be watching tv, studying newspapers and making cellphone calls to aides, lawmakers, associates, advisers and administration officers throughout these allotted hours.
Axios, citing months value of schedules, reported final week that Trump had spent 60 p.c of working hours in “Govt Time” because the midterm elections. A supply instructed the information outlet that Trump usually spends the primary 5 hours of his day in his residency.
The White Home didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from The Hill.
Axios notes that the schedules don’t current an entire portrayal of the Trump’s day-to-day life. He has a extra detailed schedule that isn’t despatched out to senior employees.
Trump on Sunday defended his use of “Govt Time,” saying that he’s “typically working” throughout these hours and never “stress-free.”
“In truth, I most likely work extra hours than virtually any previous President,” Trump wrote in a tweet.
He additionally stated that he “had no selection however to work very lengthy hours” due to the state of the nation when he took workplace. He didn’t dispute the report’s accuracy.
Appearing White Home chief of employees Mick Mulvaney acknowledged Sunday that the administration had opened an inner probe into the supply of the schedules.
“It isn’t the content material,” Mulvaney stated on “Fox Information Sunday.” “It is the truth that somebody inside the White Home spent three months accumulating this data, which is basically, actually laborious to do.”