President Donald Trump on Monday claimed he’s burning the candle at both ends more than any past president did, setting Twitter ablaze with defiant responses.
“No president ever worked harder than me” the president tweeted, adding that he’s “cleaning up” the so-called “mess” he inherited.
No president ever worked harder than me (cleaning up the mess I inherited)!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2019
Leaked documents obtained by Axios showed Trump has used 60 percent of working hours dedicated to unstructured “executive time,” which the outlet described as a catch-all term for hanging out in his residence watching TV, tweeting, making phone calls and holding impromptu meetings.
Trump on Sunday claimed his use of “executive time” shouldn’t be viewed in a negative light and denied using the bulk of his open hours to relax.
But Twitter users were ready to pounce Monday over Trump’s eyebrow-raising claim about his work ethic.
“Sitting on the couch tweeting and watching TV is not ‘working,’” one Twitter user replied.
Sitting on the couch tweeting and watching TV is not "working".— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) February 11, 2019
Golf. Tweet. Golf. Tweet. Golf. Tweet. Watch TV. Eat hamburgers. Golf. Tweet.— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) February 11, 2019
THAT’S ALL YOU DO.
Does anybody BELIEVE this BS? Trump himself might actually believe that watching FOX and tweeting crap is hard work. But anybody else? https://t.co/82Wog4S7FP— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) February 11, 2019
This is your fourth “I work hard!” tweet in the last two days.— MatthewDicks (@MatthewDicks) February 11, 2019
Methinks the lady doth protest too much, Donald.
No president in history ever had to work so hard to convince us that he works so hard. SAD! #Trump— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) February 11, 2019
Tweeting on the can doesn't count.— thefireviking (@blkshpstudio) February 11, 2019
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.