Donald Trump asserted that he was probably working "more hours than almost any previous president" after leaks at the White House revealed that he was spending more than half of his time. his work days in an unstructured "executive time".

The leaks to Axios showed that about three months after the mid-term elections of 2018, the president had spent about 60% of his time without official appointments or activities marked in his schedule.

"The media was able to get my work schedule, something very easy to do, but it should have been reported as positive, not negative. When the term "executive time" is used, I usually work without relaxing. In fact, I probably work more hours than almost every former president, "tweeted Trump.

Join Independent spirits

For exclusive items, events and an ad-free reading for only
£ 5.99
$ 6.99
$ 9.99
a month

Start your free trial

Get the best of L & # 39; Independent

With an Independent Minds subscription for only
£ 5.99
$ 6.99
$ 9.99
a month

Start your free trial

Get the best of L & # 39; Independent

Without ads – for just
£ 5.99
$ 6.99
$ 9.99
a month

Start your free trial

In a subsequent tweet, Mr. Trump added, "In fact, when I took office as president, our country was in disarray. Exhausted military forces, endless wars, potential war with North Korea, V.A., high taxes and too many regulations, border problems, immigration and health care, and so much more. I had no choice but to work very long hours!

Although Mr. Trump claimed that it was "very easy" to control his presidential schedule, the leaks triggered a search at the White House to determine who had surrendered the documents.

The Axios report on the disclosed calendar indicated on certain days that the entire President's calendar was devoted to "executive time".

It's unclear what Mr. Trump does during "office hours," but he's been criticized since he's been president for his frequent trips to the golf course. Although Mr. Trump has often criticized Barack Obama for playing golf, he has already made at least 158 ​​times on the golf course during his presidency, according to Trump Golf Count.