According to private schedules viewed by Axios, President Donald Trump's workday has gotten shorter the longer he has remained in office, landing him with a scant 3-4 hours of actual working time in a typical day.
The president’s mornings, from 8 a.m.–11 a.m., are blocked off for something called “Executive Time” in the Oval Office — which apparently consists of Trump watching television, making phone calls, and tweeting. Trump has additional sessions of Executive Time throughout his official day as well.
Axios describes one schedule as such:
Trump has his first meeting of the day with Chief of Staff John Kelly at 11am. He then has “Executive Time” for an hour followed by an hour lunch in the private dining room. Then it’s another 1 hour 15 minutes of “Executive Time” followed by a 45 minute meeting with National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster. Then another 15 minutes of “Executive Time” before Trump takes his last meeting of the day — a 3:45pm meeting with the head of Presidential Personnel Johnny DeStefano — before ending his official day at 4:15pm.
In typical fashion, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders responded to the report insisting that Trump is “one of the hardest workers I’ve ever seen", adding that he “puts in long hours and long days nearly every day of the week all year long.”