President Trump Works So Hard He Often Misses Lunch, WH Officials Say
White House staffers reveal President's packed work schedule
President Donald Trump's work schedule is so packed that he often skips lunch, according to reports which completely contradict claims he spends his days obsessing over TV coverage.
As the coronavirus pandemic unsurprisingly dumped more work on Trump, he can make five dozen work-related calls a day, White House staffers say.
“I can tell you that the biggest concern I have as a new chief of staff is making sure he gets some time to get a quick bite to eat,” White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told The NY Post.
He revealed that Trump even called him at 3:19 a.m.
“I can tell you that he will go back in and have a lunch just off the Oval Office, and more times than not, it is interrupted by several phone calls,” Meadows said.
“If he gets more than 10 minutes of time in a given day, I haven’t seen in the five weeks I’ve been here.”
Another White House official said Trump doesn’t eat lunch some days.
“There are times when lunch isn’t even a thought,” the official said.
“A lot of time, there’s either no time for lunch or there is 10 minutes for lunch.”
But The New York Times claimed without evidence, that the President lingers in his bedroom to as late as noon.
Trump responded to the reports, tweeting:
“I will often be in the Oval Office late into the night & read & see that I am angrily eating a hamburger & Diet Coke in my bedroom.”
“I work from early in the morning until late at night."
The people that know me and know the history of our Country say that I am the hardest working President in history. I don’t know about that, but I am a hard worker and have probably gotten more done in the first 3 1/2 years than any President in history. The Fake News hates it!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 26, 2020
To back up evidence that Trump works incredibly hard, data on recent presidential phone calls where provided, which confirmed his packed schedule.
According to one official, Trump made two dozen morning calls starting with a conversation around 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin,
Trump also made 18 work-related calls from his private quarters, including ones to foreign leaders, which due to o translation and a broad range of topics, can be extended.
The President returned to the White House residence at 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, one official revealed.
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On Wednesday night, he was calling until 11:30 p.m. and spoke with a governor, a senator, and a congressman.
“He’ll call up until late evening or midnight on a fairly regular basis,” Meadows said.
At night, “normally he will get six or seven calls from members [of Congress] or business leaders or community leaders, so oftentimes what he will do is go up to the residence and have the White House operator literally do back to back calls,” Meadows added.
Morning phone calls are routine for Trump.
Peter Navarro, director of the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, attested to that:
“I get phone calls from him early in the morning and at the end of the day,” said Peter Navarro, director of the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy.
“I think I work hard. I put in probably 12 hour days seven days a week, and he runs circles around all of us,” Navarro said.
“He never seems to tire. So this idea that he’s not working hard is just so absurd.
"Note to the New York Times: spending time in the morning reading all of the material that’s given to him by his staff secretary, as well as virtually all of the newspapers, that’s work.
"That’s not kicking back with a croissant.”