As a senior White House official revealed: "He's always calling people, talking to people".
Ms Sanders responded writing that the time spent by Mr Trump in the morning "is a mix of residence time and Oval Office time". "If Trump's schedule leads to all this he should be applauded for his focus". Tons of executive time! The news site said the 51 private schedules it obtained reveal that, since November 7, one day after the 2018 midterm election cycle, during which the Democrats seized control of the House of Representatives, Trump has spent about 297 hours in executive time and about 77 hours in meetings that included policy planning, legislative strategy and video recordings.
While the schedule lists the president as being in the Oval Office from 8 a.m.to 11 a.m., six sources said he's typically in the residence during that time.
Newly-leaked private White House schedules published by Axios, however, put that time to around 60 percent. But what most people didn't know (but could probably have assumed) was just how much of Trump's day is spent unstructured.
A new leak of three months worth of President Donald Trump's daily schedules has provoked anger among top White House aides and allies of the president, echoing the early days of Trump's presidency during which leaks seemed to plague the administration on a near-daily basis.
According to Axios, those same schedules revealed that the President "has had about 77 hours scheduled for meetings that include policy planning, legislative strategy and video recordings".
Sanders declined to comment further on the story and whether the White House planned to mount an internal investigation similar to previous major leaks.
Many of Trump's tweet storms have taken place during the swaths of "executive time".
FILE - President Donald Trump's glass of Diet Coke with the presidential seal on it sits on his desk in front of his phones in the Oval Office at the White House, in Washington, Dec. 11, 2018. We can see this sometimes in Trump's Twitter feed which will often explode at random points in the afternoon, no doubt fueled by something he saw on Fox News, which he reportedly has on the television at all times while he's in the Oval Office or anywhere else in the West Wing.
But Trump also spends a considerable amount of his free time during the day phoning members of Congress and conducting off-the-cuff meetings.