Published: Tue, December 12, 2017
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Donald Trump's reported TV habits would 'get most Americans sacked'

Donald Trump's reported TV habits would 'get most Americans sacked'

"Believe it or not, even when I'm in Washington or NY, I do not watch much television", Trump said aboard Air Force One last month during his trip to Asia.

The story also says that Trump drinks a dozen Diet Cokes a day and other slightly gossipy items of his daily routine.

The tweet comes after The Times, in a report published over the weekend, cited individuals close to the president saying Trump watches anywhere from four to sometimes eight hours of TV during the day.

The peek behind the White House curtain is the most revealing since a May Time magazine story detailed similar inner workings of Trump's inner sanctum.

Energized, infuriated - often a gumbo of both - Trump grabs his iPhone and tweets or makes calls.

A 60-inch behemoth of a TV that was installed in the dining room is always on, even if muted, and Trump uses the scrolling headlines as ammunition for his frequent Twitter attacks.

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Though Trump has denied this habit, a recent profile in the New York Times suggests his TV consumption is much more concerning than any of us could've imagined.

Trump's overall strategy and approach to the office echoes his tweets and his shoot-from-the-hip mannerisms, according to The Times. And like sitcom dads of yore, the president has a rule about nobody else touching the remote control - unless they're "technical support staff" (the need for which is left unexplained).

However the man himself denies watching hours of TV news having told reporters last month: "Believe it or not, even when I'm in Washington or NY, I do not watch much television".

"Another false story, this time in the Failing @nytimes, that I watch 4-8 hours of television a day - Wrong!" he wrote.

"And different things. I actually read much more - I read you people much more than I watch television".

We know what you're thinking: How in the hell could anyone with a full-time job squeeze in eight hours of TV-watching? I never watch Don Lemon, who I once called the "dumbest man on television!" "I'm reading documents. A lot", Trump continued.

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