The Keystone Kops have done it again.
Courtesy of USA Today:
Just hours after White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney declared that he expected to identify the staffer who leaked President Donald Trump’s personal schedule to the news media within the week, new copies of the president’s schedule were published online.
When asked about the staffer who leaked copies of Trump’s schedule from a three month period, Mulvaney said on “Fox News Sunday” that he hopes “to have a resolution on that this week.”
But Axios then published more copies of Trump’s schedule on Sunday, one week after their original story ran. The online publication revealed four days of the president’s schedule from the previous week. Those days included about 50 percent of unstructured “Executive Time.”
The newly-published schedules were consistent with the initial report that showed about 60 percent of the president’s schedule consisted of “Executive Time.” That report generated a wave of outrage and indignation from people who claimed the leak showed that the president was spending most of his time watching Fox News, firing off tweets or chatting on the phone.
Of course, Trump recently claimed that his “executive time” was mischaracterized and that it was actually when he was working the hardest.
The media was able to get my work schedule, something very easy to do, but it should have been reported as a positive, not negative. When the term Executive Time is used, I am generally working, not relaxing. In fact, I probably work more hours than almost any past President…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2019
I would be surprised if even his own supporters truly believed this.
Let’s face it, the guy never expected to win, does not understand the job, and has no intention of actually doing any real work.
Though to be fair, dictating those tweets to his assistant and getting that orange shit smeared all over his body must be exhausting.