Donald Trump, pictured in Dalton, Georgia, on Monday evening, has released the same official schedule two days in a row, saying he will ‘make many calls and have many meetings’ (Picture: Getty)
Donald Trump has been accused of ignoring his presidential workload by releasing a daily schedule saying: ‘He will make many calls and have many meetings.’
The President of the United States shared the vague daily outline for the second day in a row on Tuesday, which begins: ‘President Trump will work from early in the morning until late in the evening.’
Trump spent Monday traveling to Georgia to campaign for the state’s senate elections – although he used much of his appearance to make unfounded claims about Joe Biden fraudulently winning the US presidential election.
He also danced to Village People classic YMCA, and called on Vice President Mike Pence to overturn Joe Biden’s win during a certification hearing on Tuesday.
President Trump’s official schedule has said he will ‘make many calls and have many meetings’ for the second day in a row (Picture: White House)
Trump’s schedule was unfavorably compared to former President Barack Obama’s on the same day five years ago, as he prepared to leave office.
That saw Obama and then-Vice President Biden receive a daily briefing, before delivering a speech on gun violence, before an afternoon meeting with then-defense secretary Ashton Carter.
It is unclear what President Trump has planned for Tuesday, although he is expected to be vocal on Twitter as the US Congress meets to certify the presidential election result.
That session – which is usually a ceremonial formality – is set to be disrupted by multiple US representatives and senators who say they will object to Biden’s win.
Trump’s schedule was unfavorably compared to his predecessor Obama’s daily plans from exactly five years ago (Picture: The White House)
That will trigger a debate which could see the usually brisk ceremony drag on for hours – or even days. Attempts to keep Trump in the White House are widely expected to fail.
Vice President Pence is highly unlikely to heed Trump’s call to overturn Biden’s win.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, one of the most senior members of Trump’s Republican Party, has warned that disruption during the certification could damage their party’s chances in the crucial Georgia election.
That sees two senate seats up for grabs. If the Democrats win both, they will gain control of the Senate, in addition to their majority in the lower house of the US Congress, the House of Representatives.
That would give President-elect Biden the power to make sweeping policy changes over the next four years after his January 20 inauguration.
If Republicans win one of those two seats they will retain their majority, enabling them to frustrate Biden’s efforts to govern.
Polls in Georgia are set to close at 7pm EST on Tuesday, with Senate election results expected in the coming days.
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