Trump de­fends use of ‘ex­ec­u­tive time’

Tampa Bay Times - - Nation & World -

Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump is push­ing back against crit­i­cisms that a leak of his pri­vate sched­ule sug­gests he is not work­ing hard. Trump tweeted that it “should have been re­ported as a pos­i­tive, not a neg­a­tive.” He also sug­gested that when the term “ex­ec­u­tive time” ap­pears on his sched­ule, it means he is “gen­er­ally work­ing, not re­lax­ing.” The pres­i­dent’s work ethic has been a topic of Washington con­ver­sa­tion af­ter Ax­ios ob­tained three months of his pri­vate sched­ules. They re­vealed that he spent 60 per­cent of his time in ex­ec­u­tive time, a term coined by for­mer chief of staff John Kelly for un­struc­tured time in Trump’s day. That time of­ten co­in­cides with when Trump is on Twit­ter. Act­ing chief of staff Mick Mul­vaney said the leaker’s iden­tity should be known this week.

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