Donald Trump has more “Executive time” (TV watching time) than scheduled time during his work days.

By | 2018-10-31T06:21:16+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |19 Comments

If this idiot did any actual work he might lose a pound. 

Courtesy of Politico

President Donald Trump had about three times as much free time planned for last Tuesday as work time, according to his private schedule. The president was slated for more than nine hours of “Executive Time,” a euphemism for the unstructured time Trump spends tweeting, phoning friends and watching television. Official meetings, policy briefings and public appearances — typically the daily work of being president — consumed barely more than three hours of his day.

The president was slated to spend 30 minutes on the phone with CEOs and make brief remarks at a state leadership conference. He was briefed by senior military leaders in the evening and joined them for dinner. Aside from an 11:30 a.m. meeting with White House chief of staff John Kelly — his first commitment of the day — the rest of his day was unstructured, some in blocks as long as 2 hours and 45 minutes.

A review of one week of the president’s private detailed schedules, from Monday Oct. 22 through Friday Oct. 26, showed the president had more free time on Tuesday than on any other day that week, but his Tuesday agenda was hardly atypical. And while the notion of Executive Time, and the president’s increasingly late start to the day, has come under scrutiny over the past year, this new batch of schedules obtained by POLITICO offers fresh insight into the extent to which that unscheduled time dominates Trump’s week and is shaping his presidency, allowing his whims and momentary interests to drive White House business.

As a freewheeling president in one of the world’s most regimented jobs, Trump appears to be redefining the nature of the role. Past presidents were disciplined in their scheduled time, squired from meeting to meeting, event to event, from the moment they arrived in the Oval Office until they headed up to the residence at night.

Trump, by contrast, enjoys huge blocks of unscheduled time in which he can do as he pleases.

This really should not surprise anybody.

Trump said even before he was elected that he saw himself as more of a cheerleader for America than the guy doing the hard job of running the country. 

He leaves the heavy lifting to others, while he essentially lives the life that he wants to live which is filled with talking to his friends, watching TV, and making public appearances in front of carefully selected adoring crowds.

However, as much as we might want to shame him for his lack of commitment to his job, do we really want him working harder to screw things up?

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19 Comments

  1. Anonymous November 1, 2018 at 4:37 am

    Just look at that silouhette.
    What a PIG.

    • 5thAve USa November 1, 2018 at 6:31 am

      $hitgibbon with a mock hand gun…thanku OK thanku

      • Kia Kaha November 1, 2018 at 7:02 am

        https://www.salon.com/2018/11/01/author-david-neiwert-on-the-outbreak-of-political-violence-expect-an-intense-period-of-terrorism/

        “Thriller” was all harmless fun>
        what Trump and the right-wing echo chamber have done to America (and the world) is all very deadly and very serious business.”
        ” Trump really could — as he boasted during the 2016 presidential campaign — “stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody” and not lose the love of his supporters.” ” This outrage is being fueled by Fox News and Donald Trump. Michael Savage and Infowars are also involved tOO. Together those right-wing voices have a powerfully unhinging effect on people.”
        They are going to deny, deny, deny. There are going to be all kinds of contortions of denial.
        Trump has literally said that black and brown people from Latin and South America are “vermin.” He has also called them, as well as Muslims, “snakes” or an “infestation.” This is quite literally Nazi rhetoric.
        Think of it like Charles Manson and his followers. Manson wrote the script; he didn’t commit any of those murders. He just had his followers carry them out. ‘Eliminationist rhetoric’ Trump made the remark about the “Second Amendment people” in reference to Hillary Clinton. The American right does this all the time. Trump clearly believes that his followers will do anything he says. So that element of giving orders may actually be present. Trump uses repetition and has a clear narrative and call to action for his supporters.
        “CULTural Marxism.” promulgated by Patrick Buchanan and Jared Taylor. Tucker Carlson is the leading figure for this at Fox News.
        Recognize that we are in a CONstitutional crisis in this country.”

      • Beaglemom November 1, 2018 at 1:08 pm

        Actually, Don the Con’s waving at the crowd – like you do to a baby saying “bye, bye.” It’s his best approximation of being a human being.

  2. Beaglemom November 1, 2018 at 4:57 am

    Look at the damage he does when he’s working on the job! Imagine the greater mess he’d make if he was actually working the way past presidents worked. I doubt that Don the Con ever “worked” like the rest of Americans. He’s always had minions around to do the “real work” of negotiating deals to relieve people of their money. And, besides, he’s old enough to be retired. My husband does far more “work” in a day as a retired man than Don the Con ever did even while he was such a genius-businessman. We’ve all got to remember that Don the Con’s only skill is as a con artist.

    • Anonymous November 1, 2018 at 11:24 am

      He never “worked” at the trump organization either, others did all the work and also took all the blame.

  3. anon November 1, 2018 at 6:35 am

    Knave.

    • Knave$ November 1, 2018 at 7:43 am

      IF Kink CruZZer was prez…” My bet he would/could have been
      “the love affair became official when the Enquirer endorsed him on its cover, proclaiming “TRUMP MUST BE PREZ!”
      Ultimately, the reason for AMI’s pro-Trump coverage lay squarely with one man: AMI chairman and chief executive David Pecker,
      who wanted his staff to do whatever it could to help get his “personal friend” elected president, both former employees said.
      “Fill up the nation’s supermarket lines with negative information about everyone else.“During the primary season, whoever got close to Trump numbers-wise became the next target, whether it was Jeb [Bush] or Marco [Rubio] or Ben Carson,” “It was really tied to opinion polls,” the former employee added. “When somebody got close to Donald Trump in an opinion poll, that became the next target.” “It would all be to Pecker’s approval.” ” “We all found it very amusing that suddenly something we wrote that we knew to be bullshit was, you know ― suddenly leading presidential candidates are talking about a National Enquirer story that had no merit.” “Eventually, the Trump-obsessed approach wore on the newsroom. “It just got tedious,” one of the former employees said, “and it was so relentless that we stopped enjoying it. It became difficult each week to come up with a way to kill Hillary and attack Trump’s enemies and make Trump look good all at the same time.”
      ““And what we’ve learned from Trump [is] if you repeat the lie often enough, there’s a scary amount of people who will believe it.”

      When Trump won the election, AMI staffers throughout the company were shocked. “Even Dylan was stunned and didn’t know what to do next,” said one of the former employees. “There was plenty of self-reflection … the guilt was pretty heavy, too.”

      “I definitely think there was a sense of horror for many people there,” before heading out to Houston to rally for Cruz in his battle against Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke, Trump was asked whether he regrets some of his past comments about Cruz’s father.

      “I don’t regret anything, HONESTLY,” “It all worked out very nicely.””

      https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ted-cruz-ami-national-enquirer-donald-trump_us_5bd8a992e4b019a7ab57d70e

  4. Anonymous November 1, 2018 at 9:18 am

    So, if the main stream media reports truthfully a story that paints Trump in a bad way or it does not conform to his narrative, it’s fake news? Man oh man….

  5. 3Xbigly November 1, 2018 at 9:50 am

    https://www.npr.org/2018/10/31/662735242/trump-says-hell-send-as-many-as-15-000-troops-to-the-southern-border

    https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/bj4wpv/trumps-troop-surge-on-the-mexican-border-could-set-a-dangerous-precedent

    “If he follows through on that promise, it would be the largest domestic deployment of active duty military in modern American history, and eclipse the number of troops currently stationed in Iraq and Syria. And it could set a dangerous precedent for the use of the military inside the U.S.” ” It also raises the problem of Posse Comitatus, a regulation that doesn’t ordinarily apply to the National Guard, but would restrict how the President uses active-duty military for domestic law enforcement.”

    • Anonymous November 1, 2018 at 11:25 am

      It is also illegal for him to send troops to the border, but is anything going to be done about it?

  6. Anonymous November 1, 2018 at 10:11 am

    This just in, George Soros has created more jobs than Trump has as POTUS.

  7. Anonymous November 1, 2018 at 11:22 am

    More time to get his daily security briefings from FOX NEWS. So much for “I won’t have time for vacations or golf because I will be working” lie.

    We are probably better off, less time for him to screw up the country. On the other hand, more time for the voices in is head to come up with ridiculous ideas and hateful tweets.

    • Anonymous November 1, 2018 at 4:17 pm

      No this is the reason he was chosen and fixed to win. So others’ agenda can get pushed thro. Fuckin enough already.

  8. Anonymous November 1, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    remember Hitler had the mouth. everyone behind him had the ideas to do what they did,

  9. Anonymous in Chicago November 1, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Trump – stupid AND lazy.

  10. Anonymous November 1, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    I like the idea of the Donald not actually wanting to work, but his minions are worse people than he is. I really do not care for his ‘Daddy needs some love” speaking engagements he on right now. This man is definitely not Presidential material even though he holds the office

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