The massive leak of President Trump’s private schedules, which dropped yesterday in the weekly Axios Sneak Peek newsletter, set off internal finger-pointing and speculation more fevered than any since the New York Times’ anonymous op-ed.
White House insiders said the leak sowed chaos. Cliff Sims, the former White House official who wrote the dishy “Team of Vipers,” told me: “There are leaks, and then there are leaks. If most are involuntary manslaughter, this was premeditated murder. People inside are genuinely scared.”
The first tweet below is from Trump’s secretary.
What a disgraceful breach of trust to leak schedules. What these don’t show are the hundreds of calls and meetings @realDonaldTrump takes everyday. This POTUS is working harder for the American people than anyone in recent history. https://t.co/n1HrxmCsiB
— Madeleine Westerhout (@madwest45) February 3, 2019
A White House aide is weaponizing his schedules, which says a lot about how people in the White House feel about the man they work for https://t.co/76K7XCzwPD
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) February 3, 2019
The distortions of the hate Trump movement are never more obvious than in the reaction to the President’s leaked schedule. The ignorance of history of the current elites is pathetic. Churchill slept late, worked late, took a nap every afternoon ( getting into his pajamas). More
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) February 4, 2019
Since the midterms, President Trump has spent nearly 60% of his scheduled time in unstructured “executive time,” Axios reports. @ChrisChristie defends that, saying, “it depends on what he’s doing in that executive time… He’s a hard worker.” https://t.co/OfcyzWj5oJ pic.twitter.com/yDTHv64geR
— New Day (@NewDay) February 4, 2019