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White House Official Fires Back After Trump's Leaked Schedule Goes Viral

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The Trump administration fired back Monday after leaked versions of President Donald Trump’s daily schedule were published.

The website Axios published what it said were 51 days worth of schedules, and reported that the major takeaway from the documents was that most of Trump’s day was spent in what was called “executive time,” a loose characterization of the president’s time that is separate from policy meetings.

Axios also noted that “executive time” was used as a cloak for meetings and activities the administration did not want to be leaked to the media

Axios reported that Trump’s schedule included 77 hours of policy meetings but 297 hours of executive time. CNN said that “executive time” was also a time Trump watched TV and made phone calls.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump’s style is in fact just that.

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“President Trump has a different leadership style than his predecessors and the results speak for themselves,” she said.

Madeleine Westerhout, director of Oval Office operations, took Axios and the inside leakers to task.

“What a disgraceful breach of trust to leak schedules. What these don’t show are the hundreds of calls and meetings @realDonaldTrump takes everyday. This POTUS is working harder for the American people than anyone in recent history,” she tweeted.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich also said that Trump should not be expected to manage the nation in some preconceived style.

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Fox News host Martha MacCallum, speaking on the Fox News show “The Story,” said that the report’s concern that Trump didn’t work in the Oval Office is misplaced.

“But speaking to members of Congress, reacting to policy, calling people, to me it sounds like he’s sitting in the residence doing similar work to what he might be doing in the Oval Office,” she said.



“I think a lot of Americans sort of understand that the lifestyle has kind of changed in the world in terms of where people do their work,” she said.

Fox contributor Howard Kurtz added, “Who cares how he runs his schedule, as long as he gets things done.”

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Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack can be reached at jackwritings1@gmail.com.
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Politics, Foreign Policy, Military & Defense Issues




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