"He's always calling people, talking to people", a senior White House official told Axios.
Axios cited 51 private schedules provided by an unnamed White House source that include "nearly every working day since the midterms". During that time, according to Axios, Trump talks on the phone, posts tweets, and watches TV. You can read the schedules for yourself, but here's a visualization - Executive Time is orange.
A former Trump campaign aide called for two Axios reporters to be investigated for working with a White House official who leaked the president's daily schedules to them.
Madeleine Westerhout, director of Oval Office operations, tweeted the information was a "break of trust" and that it did not show the "hundreds of calls and meetings [Mr Trump] takes every day".
So during his executive time, Trump is not always just stewing in front of the television, but he is likely in and out of meetings and speaking with advisers.
The news about the president's schedule revolving around watching TV and tweeting has been previously revealed - and it does not come as a surprise to the political observers and social media users who have noticed how the president's tweets often reflect the programming on Fox News.
In response to the report, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told Axios "there is time to allow for a more creative environment that has helped make him the most productive President in modern history".
Sanders declined to comment further on the story and whether the White House planned to mount an internal investigation similar to previous major leaks. His first meeting of the day-say, an intelligence briefing or 30-minute meeting with his chief of staff-is usually scheduled for 11 a.m. or later.
Dwight Eisenhower built in White House nap time too, Thomas said.
The president appears to prefer keeping the first five hours of his day open - although on some days Trump's free time dominates the majority of his schedule.
"President Trump has ignited a booming economy with lower taxes and higher wages, established the US as the #1 producer of oil and gas in the world, remade our judiciary, rebuilt our military, and renegotiated better trade deals", Sanders stated. It's indisputable that our country has never been stronger than it is today under the leadership of President Trump, ' She continued in the email statement.
As the New York Times reported in December: "At the midpoint of his term, Mr. Trump has grown more sure of his own judgment and more cut off from anyone else's than at any point since taking office".
In total, about 297 of the 503 hours on the president's schedule since November 7, 2018 were designated "executive time", a label coined by former chief of staff John Kelly.