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A look at Trump's schedule

U.S. President Donald Trump smiles during a news conference. Constitutional experts say the likelihood of the president being removed from office on grounds he's mentally unsound by invoking the 25th Amendment is highly unlikely A look at Trump's schedule
Stacy Diaz | 09 January, 2018, 04:15

President Donald Trump's official schedule in the White House has gotten shorter since the beginning of his presidency.

A copy of the US President's private schedule leaked to US website Axios suggested Trump arrives at the Oval Office at 11am, before finishing at 4pm. In their year-end review, the New York Times White House team noted that the president spent upwards of four hours a day watching television, a claim the president directly rebuked.

"The schedule says Trump has "Executive Time" in the Oval Office every day from 8am to 11am", wrote Swan, "but the reality is he spends that time in his residence, watching TV, making phone calls and tweeting". He also takes some "executive time" in between, in addition to the three hours every morning.

Indeed, Trump is reportedly on the go for much of the day, with reports from previous employees of the president describing him as "relentless".

According to new media site Axios, Trump officially starts his day at 11am ET and typically ends it around 6pm, which is a seven-hour workday.

Trump doesn't need one, White House officials said.

While aides told Axios that Trump is always busy, they added that he was harder to control once the day ended.

Trump routinely watches a host of cable news networks, starting his mornings off with CNBC's "Squawk Box", Fox Business Network's "Mornings With Maria" which is hosted by Maria Bartiromo, and Fox News's "Fox and Friends". He has called the latter "fake news" on a number of occasions, both in public and on Twitter.

Responding to the report, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called President Trump "one of the hardest workers I've ever seen" who "puts in long hours and long days almost every day of the week all year long".

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE is unlikely to be interviewed by ESPN during Monday night's college football championship game, The Associated Press reported.