President-Elect Concerned About Signing Executive Orders and Getting 'It Mixed Up With Lots of Celebration'
Being president in a 24/7, 365 days a year job. Vacations are working vacations, and crises don't respect an 8-hour work day.
Someone should tell Donald Trump.
Back in November, just days after the election, The New York Times reported his advisers "say that Mr. Trump, who was shocked when he won the election, might spend most of the week in Washington, much like members of Congress, and return to Trump Tower or his golf course in Bedminster, N.J., or his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach on weekends."
"Mr. Trump, a homebody who often flew several hours late at night during the campaign so he could wake up in his own bed in Trump Tower, is talking with his advisers about how many nights a week he will spend in the White House," the Times added. "He has told them he would like to do what he is used to, which is spending time in New York when he can."
And in an interview published Monday in The Times of London, Trump reminded Americans they elected a part-time president, one who, apparently, likes to party.
Trump told the Times, "in this country we’re gonna go very strong borders from the day I get in. One of the first orders I’m gonna sign – day one – which I will consider to be Monday as opposed to Friday or Saturday. Right? I mean my day one is gonna be Monday because I don’t want to be signing and get it mixed up with lots of celebration, but one of the first orders we’re gonna be signing is gonna be strong borders."
Back in September, before he was elected, Trump infamously promised to deport two million criminal undocumented immigrants: “Day one, my first hour in office, those people are gone,” Trump said.
President-elect Trump will be President Trump at 12:01 PM EST on Friday, January 20.
Apparently, he'll get to work about 70 hours after that.