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Published: Tue, January 09, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Donald Trump to undergo medical check up

Donald Trump to undergo medical check up

Thursday is virtually unscheduled with an 11 a.m. "Policy Time" briefing and Executive Time for the rest of the very short day. After reviewing copies of the president's private schedule, Jonathan Swan of Axios reported Sunday that Trump's official day typically doesn't begin until 11 A.M. and ends relatively early, around 6 P.M., to accommodate "Executive Time".

"The schedule says Trump has "Executive Time" in the Oval Office every day from 8am to 11am", wrote Swan, "but the reality is he spends that time in his residence, watching TV, making phone calls and tweeting".

The shortened workday includes, Axios reports, plenty of "executive time" - which normally stretches from 8 am to 11 am daily - and is time the president often spends watching TV and tweeting.

That's three-and-a-half hours of me time in one work day.

George W Bush would often arrive at the Oval Office before 7am, while Barack Obama would arrive at 9am after a morning workout. Then he takes an hour lunch and a subsequent hour and 15 minutes of "Executive Time", then a 45-minute meeting with national security adviser H. R. McMaster, followed by more Executive Time and a short meeting with the work day ending in the afternoon at 4:15. The president heads back to his residence at around 6 p.m., where he makes more phone calls and watches more TV.

In the nascent stages of his presidency, Trump's days would begin earlier and end later, but he reportedly didn't like that schedule and pushed to start later and end earlier. However, some experts suggest the results, which the White House has claimed it will publicize, may not reveal much information about the president's health and wellness, Bloomberg reports. When asked about his shrinking schedule, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Trump was "one of the hardest workers [she'd] ever seen and puts in long hours and long days almost every day of the week all year long". It has been noted by reporters many times that they wish he would slow down because they sometimes have trouble keeping up with him.

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