However, those claims are not accurate, according to the White House statement, and the person responsible for the leak is being sought with fervor.
In fact, the report in Axios belittled the schedule and presented it as the absolute authority on what President Trump does. That’s not the case.
The IT office is believed to have made serious inroads into identifying the mole responsible for leaking the so-called ‘private schedule,’ according to Politico.
The private schedule, which is different from the publically released one, supposedly detailed how the president spends his day.
“The trove of information, first published by Axios, revealed Trump that an unprecedented amount of time was labeled “Executive Time” — a period in which Trump watches TV, reads newspapers, tweets, and makes phone calls.”
However, the leaked schedule is not all-inclusive, and the White House has noted that there is another schedule that details all the meetings, phone calls of state, and other official business the president conducts.
These are more confidential, and therefore not included on the leaked schedule.
“We all have much bigger things to worry about and much bigger things that are going on,” one White House official told reporters. “So it’s not that big of a deal. but [sic] it’s more just unnecessary, and it was just a petty thing to do.”
“If you’re leaking the schedule, what else could you be leaking or what other information,” the official added.
According to the Axios report:
The schedule says Trump has “Executive Time” in the Oval Office every day from 8am to 11am, but the reality is he spends that time in his residence, watching TV, making phone calls and tweeting.
Trump comes down for his first meeting of the day, which is often an intelligence briefing, at 11am.
“Aides say Trump is always doing something — he’s a whirl of activity and some aides wish he would sleep more — but his time in the residence is unstructured and undisciplined. He’s calling people, watching TV, tweeting, and generally taking the same loose, improvisational approach to being president that he took to running the Trump Organization for so many years.”
Press Secretary Sanders responded to the claims, saying:
“The time in the morning is a mix of residence time and Oval Office time but he always has calls with staff, Hill members, cabinet members and foreign leaders during this time. The President is one of the hardest workers I’ve ever seen and puts in long hours and long days nearly 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.”
Many people could care less how the president spends his time and point to the fact that at least, unlike the Obama’s, he’s not jaunting off to vacation after vacation on taxpayer’s dime every three months.