Donald Trump says that he is the hardest working president in history. He is not at all bothered about working so little — less than 50 percent of his time. After all, POTUS lounges in his White House quarters calling up his buddies, watching TV up to eight hours a day, eating fast food, and tweeting. The problem for the man, occasionally in the Oval Office, is that people have unearthed how lazy he truly is.
He claimed that he never watches MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Yet, three minutes after the cohosts discussed how little he works, Trump tweeted out:
‘No president ever worked harder than me (cleaning up the mess I inherited)!’
In another tweet, POTUS claimed he works more “hours than almost any past president:”
‘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…..’
Enraged, 45 has sent out his White House mod squad to discover the culprit who leaked the president’s private schedules. Never mind that Trump himself has been a notorious leaker.
Last October, POLITICO wrote:
‘Trump’s extensive amount of free time that’s unprecedented for presidents, including nine hours of “executive time” in one day.’
Trump spends his time exactly as he pleases. Last year, POTUS wanted to call Russia’s president Vladimir Putin and congratulate him on his most recent rigged election. POLITICO noted that his staff wrote a message saying “DO NOT CONGRATULATE.” Of course, Trump congratulated his friend Putin.
Former White House communications aide Cliff Sims recounted the president calling to demand the names of White House leakers:
‘Trump himself — who has been infuriated by leaks from within his White House.’
People leave the White House in droves, like sheets of water against a wall. Then, they hit the media circles telling everything they saw and heard inside the people’s house. Sims’ tell-all speaks about Trump phoning him. The president demanded that Sims get him all the names of those who were leaking, the aide recounted, according to Axios:
‘”Give me their names,” he said, his eyes narrowing. “I want these people out of here. I’m going to take care of this. We’re going to get rid of all the snakes, even the bottom-feeders.”‘
Trump not only wants to punish the leakers, he wants to make an example of them. POLITICO wrote:
‘They also hope that a vigorous search might create a deterrent against future leaks of damaging information.’
The White House officials seem to think that the source of the private schedule leaks is a career government employee. Yet, they offered no proof. Trump appointees could have as easily leaked the president’s schedules. One West Wing official said:
‘You take the list of who the schedule was sent to and you take who was on that list and who has access to certain things and it’s not that difficult to find out who the person is. The government tracks everything on (employees’) computers.’
Secretary to the president Madeleine Westerhout sent out a tweet calling the leak “a disgraceful breach of trust.”
Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney also approved the internal investigation.
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