Washington – Trump Defends Work Ethic After Private Schedules Leak

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    President Donald Trump waves as he walks to Marine One from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after his annual physical exam in Bethesda, MD, USA, 08 February 2018.  EPA-EFE/OLIVER CONTRERAS / POOLWashington – 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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    1. Trump seems to spend a lot of time watching Faux TV and golfing between tweets. If he could only learn to read the daily briefings prepared for him instead of depending on TV for his briefings he might learn some facts.

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