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Sun Feb 3, 2019, 04:50 PM

How Trump's schedule compares to past presidents

Jonathan Swan, Alexi McCammond1 hour ago

President Trump’s time management — or lack thereof — is without recent historical precedent. To put our new reporting on his schedules in context, we spoke with former top aides to presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

The big picture: The difference between Trump and his recent predecessors is eye-popping.

Trump has the least in common with George W. Bush.

Bush's calendar was tightly scheduled and booked out months ahead.

  • Bush would wake around 5:15 a.m.; have coffee with his wife, Laura; read the newspapers; and get to the Oval Office by
    6:45 a.m., per a former top aide who spoke anonymously to avoid offending Trump.

  • Bush 43 was assiduously punctual. His schedulers broke his days into 10-minute increments, with the first meeting around 8:15 a.m., according to the former aide.

  • A 20-minute meeting would run over two increments; meetings started early and finished on time. If Bush wanted to continue a conversation with an outsider, his staff would schedule a follow-up meeting.

  • He sometimes watched sports in the residence, but rarely watched TV in the West Wing.

    More:
    https://www.axios.com/donald-trump-schedule-obama-bush-clinton-513c73ff-4d15-4e7a-9676-334557a894ee.html
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    Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

    Sun Feb 3, 2019, 05:06 PM

    1. So one is a slack-ass and one wasn't

    Very interesting but hardly surprising. The slack-ass spends most of his day on said ass. 60% of his workday is in front of a tv; combined with 90% of his downtime watching tv equals 75% of all his awake time watching tv. Yep, hes a slack-ass

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    Response to donkeypoofed (Reply #1)

    Sun Feb 3, 2019, 06:51 PM

    3. He has no sense of shame. The parents did the world's worst job "raising" him/it/the thing. n/t

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    Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

    Sun Feb 3, 2019, 05:40 PM

    2. TRUMP SPENDS TWO-THIRDS OF HIS TIME AS PRESIDENT DOING NOTHING IN PARTICULAR, LEAKED DOCUMENTS SHOW

    TRUMP SPENDS TWO-THIRDS OF HIS TIME AS PRESIDENT DOING NOTHING IN PARTICULAR, LEAKED DOCUMENTS SHOW
    BY BENJAMIN FEARNOW ON 2/3/19 AT 4:10 PM

    Donald Trump's private daily schedule shows an overwhelming majority of his days are spent in unstructured "Executive Time" which often involves watching television, tweeting, and calling people.

    An Axios analysis of leaked documents revealed how the president spent each day for the past three months, according to his private daily schedule. Trump's schedule shows he has spent a solid majority of his time, 60 percent, engaged in unstructured, unbothered and very private "Executive Time."

    A breakdown of how Trump has spent his waking hours since the November 6 midterm elections through February 1 showed a whopping 297 hours and 15 minutes of a total 502 hours in his overall schedule were blocked out for nebulous activities.

    "The most important asset in any presidency is the president's time. And Trump is a guy who gives new meaning to the notion of an unstructured presidency," Gatekeepers author Chris Whipple told CNN's Brian Stelter Sunday.

    More:
    https://www.newsweek.com/trump-leaked-schedule-executive-time-workday-lazy-private-white-house-oval-1316287?piano_t=1

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