How the ‘most productive president in modern history’ spends his work days

#ExecutiveTime Takes Off on Twitter After 3 Months of Trump's Daily Schedules Leaked

The weekend report on news site axios.com angered the White House, which did not deny the details of what appears to be a rather easy typical day at the office for the world's most powerful man.

The schedules run from the day after the 2018 midterm elections, November 7, through February 1.

In describing the relationship between the conservative-leaning cable network and the Trump administration, Salon's Heather Digby Parton wrote, "Fox has become Trump's de facto kitchen cabinet and unofficial communications office, creating a tight feedback loop between the far right and the White House". Chris Whipple, author of The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency and presidential schedule-whiz, told Axios, "The most important asset in any presidency is the president's time".

Several conservatives and allies of the president expressed similar concern over the leak and also defended the president from accusations that the unstructured time in his schedule proves he's not productive.

"The time in the morning is a mix of residence time and Oval Office time but he always has calls with staff, Hill members, cabinet members and foreign leaders during this time", Sanders said in the statement. Axios sources says much of that is spent in his private residence, watching TV, reading the papers, and phoning aides and other people.

It adds up to nearly 300 hours of executive time, compared to just 77 hours in official, scheduled meetings over that period. Some days the president's private time makes up a majority of the day, with one day listing more than seven hours of "executive time". Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

Kurtz said: "Who cares how he runs his schedule, as long as he gets things done?"

The release of the information is a "disgraceful breach of trust", according to Madeleine Westerhout, the director of Oval Office operations. "What these don't show are the hundreds of calls and meetings @realDonaldTrump takes everyday".

"This President is working harder for the American people than anyone in recent history", Westerhout continued on Twitter.

As INSIDER has previously reported, Trump will often pick up the phone and call members of Congress in the middle of the day, especially if he has just seen their face on television.

"The distortions of the hate Trump movement are never more obvious than in the reaction to the President's leaked schedule", Trump ally Newt Gingrich said.

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