Trump Apparently Starts His Workday At About 11AM, Which Sounds Chill

We’re in the season of exposé’s about Trump‘s first year in office, so what’s another one for the burning tyre fire? According to Axios, who clearly have a few disgruntled staffers feeding them intel, Trump is starting his days much later than he did in the earliest phase of his presidency – often not showing up at the Oval Office until 11am.

Here’s how Axios spins it:

President Trump is starting his official day much later than he did in the early days of his presidency, often around 11am, and holding far fewer meetings, according to copies of his private schedule shown to Axios. This is largely to meet Trump’s demands for more “Executive Time,” which almost always means TV and Twitter time alone in the residence, officials tell us.

I also demand more time from my workplace for TV and demented Twitter rants, but the request is unfortunately very rarely granted.

Axios reporter Jonathan Swan claims that he has an ‘official’ Trump schedule which differs from the “sanitised” ones presented for the public’s scrutiny. Trump apparently watches TV and tweets from 8am to 11am, when he meanders into the office for his first meeting – often an intelligence briefing.

This summary of his schedule for this Thursday is particularly funny: “Policy Time” at 11am, then “Executive Time” at 12pm, then lunch for an hour, then more “Executive Time” from 1:30pm.

His days in the office are apparently pretty short, usually ending about 6pm. After an 11am start, and with an hour long lunch, that’s a pretty sweet gig.

Of course, the White House promptly issued a statement – issued via press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders – denying the Axios report:

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. The President is one of the hardest workers I’ve ever seen and puts in long hours and long days nearly every day of the week all year long. It has been noted by reporters many times that they wish he would slow down because they sometimes have trouble keeping up with him.

There you go. One of the hardest workers imaginable, who simply must slow down so cretinous journalists can wrap their puny minds around the magnitude of his accomplishment. Got it.