If it seems to you that President Donald Trump spends a lot of time on Twitter when he should be working, well, you’re not the only person who’s had that thought. Not by far. On Wednesday, CNN host Don Lemon wondered what Trump actually did all day, besides tweeting.
The Intelligence people seem to be extremely passive and naive when it comes to the dangers of Iran. They are wrong! When I became President Iran was making trouble all over the Middle East, and beyond. Since ending the terrible Iran Nuclear Deal, they are MUCH different, but....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 30, 2019
....a source of potential danger and conflict. They are testing Rockets (last week) and more, and are coming very close to the edge. There economy is now crashing, which is the only thing holding them back. Be careful of Iran. Perhaps Intelligence should go back to school!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 30, 2019
Trump had tweeted insults about his own Intel chiefs that day (among others), prompting Lemon to ask, “While this president is mad at just about everybody, what is he doing? What is he doing? Think about it. Looks like he’s having a whole lot of executive time behind closed doors in the White House. Today, was the fifth day in a row without a public appearance by the president.”
Then Lemon showed a picture of President Trump’s official White House schedule, and explained, “His schedule so far this week, pretty light. Take a look at it. The official schedule released by the White House shows the president has had two meetings this week. Two. Two.”
Lemon continued, “One was a lunch meeting with Vice President Mike Pence on Monday. The other was that intelligence briefing this morning. In a late addition to his schedule on Monday night, the president attended a fundraiser at his own Trump international hotel, also with the vice president. That event closed to the press.”
Lemon pointed out that with so little on his actual schedule, there’s really no official way for people to know how their president spends his days.
"You got to wonder with everything going on, with all of the storms buffeting this White House, is this President working hard? Or hardly working?" CNN's @DonLemon examines President Trump’s official schedule after Trump slams his Intel chiefs on Twitter. https://t.co/FNR7Xh6aOL pic.twitter.com/hUOz4DsGFs— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) January 31, 2019
The only real way to get a sense of Trump’s schedule is by analyzing his Twitter feed. “Unofficially, though, there is Twitter,” Lemon said. “We know this president tweets from early morning until late at night. But I want you to remember, remember during the 2016 campaign, then-candidate Trump said he was going to work really, really hard.”
Somehow I’m thinking that no one is really that surprised that Trump doesn’t do a lot of work.
h/t Huffington Post