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Monday, January 08, 2018

 

He be lazy

by digby





He hasn't even finished the first year.This is usually the most most active period of any administration the time in which everyone is working madly to get up to speed and get the biggest items on the agenda done before the first mid-term election.


Trump has taken more vacation time than any president at this point in his first term. Way more:



I don't think I have to remind you of all the times Trump basically called Obama a lazy black man for playing golf, do I?




And now there's this:

According to private schedules of President Trump’s time at the White House obtained by Axios’s Jonathan Swan, large chunks of each day are reserved for something called “executive time.” Theoretically, this means time set aside for the chief executive to take care of business outside of the constraints of formal meetings. In practice, it’s a lot of watching TV and using Twitter.

“The schedule says Trump has ‘Executive Time’ in the Oval Office every day from 8am to 11am,” Swan writes, “but the reality is he spends that time in his residence, watching TV, making phone calls and tweeting.” Executive time later in the day is often spent watching TV in the dining room adjacent to the Oval Office.

Swan walks through the private schedule for one Tuesday.

8 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Executive time
11 a.m.: Meeting with Chief of Staff
11:30 a.m.: Executive time
12:30 p.m.: Lunch
1:30 p.m.: Executive time
2:45 p.m.: Meeting with National Security Adviser
3:30 p.m.: Executive time
3:45 p.m.: Meeting with head of presidential personnel
4:15 p.m.: End of day

That’s 5½ hours of executive time over the course of an 8¼-hour workday.

He watches TV, tweets and talks to his friends all day.

And, by the way, he goes up to the residence and gets in bed by 6:30 with some cheeseburgers and his three big TVs and gets back on the phone chatting up friends who all compare notes and leak to the press.

This is not a presidency. It's a 12 year old on summer vacation.



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