As of now, I am in control here, in the White House

Trump Schedule || Friday, February 10, 2017

9:00 am || Recieves his daily intelligence briefing
9:30 am || Tapes the weekly address; Diplomatic Room
10:00 am || Meets with Sen. Mitch McConnelll
Noon || Meets with Japanese Prime Minister Abe
1:00 || Holds a joint press conference with Abe; East Room
1:35 pm || Has a working lunch with Abe; State Dining Room
3:00 pm || Departs White House
5:45 pm || Arrives West Palm Beach, Florida
8:00 pm || Has dinner with First Lady Melania Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, and Mrs. Abe

30 Responses to Trump Schedule || Friday, February 10, 2017

      • I lived and worked in Japan for almost nine years, Lindy. Believe me, ALL Japanese men play golf—if they can afford it! With the price of land there, golf memberships are very expensive, and public courses are unknown. It’s very much a status thing.

        • …”a status thing”. As is everything in their culture. Possibly linked to their high rate of suicide.
          (My blond friend spent some summer weeks as an exchange student in Japan. She was brought to dinner business mtgs as “Beautiful American woman”.

  1. After retiring from the USAF, I spent many years in corporate America, including nine years heading my own company, until I sold it. So I knew lots of CEO’s, including Fortune 500 CEOs. I worked with them, struggled with them, knew what their work day was like and what they had to do to be a successful CEO.

    The best ones have days like Trump is showing us in his daily schedules. As soon as their feet hit the ground in the morning, they are working–but for most of them, it’s not “work”. It’s enjoyable, fulfilling, energizing and they thrive on a day filled with purposeful activity.

    They spend the day making decisions, coordinating efforts, asking for more information on an issue, meeting with key people, reading reports, making sure key staff is on target, watching the competition, striving to succeed and making sure others succeed, etc. They are often at it late into the night. It’s not an 8-5 job.

    So I recognize the kind of management/executive style President Trump is showing us. High energy, purposeful and goal oriented. Compare that to our previous POTUS, and the difference is obvious. Obama was a flounderer, a fake, a goof-off and wasted his time and ours in very dangerous ways. He was focused on the wrong issues, was destructive, mean-spirited, and incoherent in his administrative practices. I would have fired him in his first month had he been my employee.

    • I agree. President Obama waited until someone else did the job and then he criticized in one of those “soaring rhetoric” speeches that I never found all that impressive. I suspect we’ll learn that he wanted to be President as little as Michelle wanted to be First Lady, but did it at the bidding of others, they sold him the historic first idea and that him in the position would give them power to reshape America. Obama seemed to be fond of the job by the time he left, he never was enthusiastic about the work.

      • He was fond of the perks (AF1) and never really did any work at all until DJT’s election. I’m sure ValJar (the real President) got after him to start throwing as many roadblocks in DJT’s way as possible, so he got off his butt and started signing more EO’s.

    • So true. We were never “CEOs” by any definition, but had our own business. Talk about 18hr days, weekend? what’s that, worry about the payroll or equipment or service, government forms to fill out, money to be managed with great care and—
      Oh Yes, No Boss- lol!
      Everyone was our boss.
      MrTrump is working in the Oval Office just like he did in the Trump Tower office.

      • Yep. When you own a business, that’s your life. It’s great fun but, as you certainly know, you have to think about it, worry about it, manage it all the time. It’s a great reward when it’s successful, and a soul-eating curse when it goes belly up– all wrapped up in one package. ;+}

  2. Does anyone understand why McConnell refused federal funds for Pence’s investigation into voter fraud? I phoned his office and left a message urging him to rethink.

    At this point, I think we all have to be active in telling our representatives to support Trump and phoning to others in Congress to urge support when they falter. IMO, naturally.

    • Wow! I truly thought, when Obama was elected, that a substantial reason was that people WANTED to elect a black president, show that race didn’t matter anymore, etc. I also believe that had Obama not been (half) black that he never would have been elected in the first place. This article explains why so much better than I ever could.

    • I hope McConnell does get an earful. He hasn’t had to deal much or directly with a hard-driving Trump-like business executive in his career. If you look at McConnell’s bio, he’s been a government employee or a politician for his entire working life. He’s been long seduced by the dysfunctional political culture of backroom deals, passive aggressive behavior, schmoozing with fellow politicians, posturing and showboating to get votes, and general unaccountability for his decisions and behavior. It’s an entirely different world than the one Trump lives in. Should be an interesting meeting.