How does Joe Biden's White House schedule differ from Trump's? POTUS goes to bed early and takes more meetings

Trump's White House schedule had famously raised many eyebrows during his presidency, while Biden's time at the Oval Office is more routine

                            How does Joe Biden's White House schedule differ from Trump's? POTUS goes to bed early and takes more meetings
President Joe Biden and former POTUS Donald Trump (Getty Images)

It has now been more than a month since former President Donald Trump left the White House and President Joe Biden took his place. Trump was recently acquitted by the Senate in his historic second impeachment trial while Biden continues to focus on his duties as the commander-in-chief.

This is, of course, not Biden's first time in the office as he spent eight years as the Vice President to former President Barack Obama, and so, the daily routine of being president comes more naturally to him than it did to his predecessor.


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So, how does Biden's schedule differ from Trump's?

Donald Trump plays a round of golf after the opening of The Trump International Golf Links Course on July 10, 2012, in Balmedie, Scotland (Getty Images).

Trump's White House schedule had famously raised many eyebrows during his presidency. Amid reports that the former president got bored during classified briefings -- he ordered milkshakes during one briefing -- and needed graphics and visuals in the intelligence reports presented to him, Trump did not have the best reputation when it came to being at the top of his job. 

According to CNN, Trump would begin his day around 5:30 am and sometimes began making calls at 6 am, and did not need coffee to wake up, although, he had a proclivity for diet coke. On the contrary, CNN reports that Biden begins his day with a coffee in the morning with first lady Jill Biden, with meetings and phone calls from the Oval Office starting just after 9 am.

Trump was also known to spend much of his time tweeting while watching Fox News before beginning his day at 11 am. This time schedule, between 8 am and 11 am, was labeled as "Executive Time." He also returned to his residence at 6 pm, but spend a good deal of time watching cable news in the dining room adjoining the Oval Office and making calls.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden wears a mask to reduce exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19) as he leaves mass at St. Joseph's Church on October 03, 2020, in Wilmington, Delaware (Getty Images).

Trump was also known to sleep just three to four hours a night, and would go to bed late, often watching television late into the night. Biden, on the other hand, is more of an "early-to-bed" type, according to CNN, after returning to his residence by 7 pm. When he returns home, he is often seen carrying a stack of binders or manila folders under one arm.

Trump usually had just one meeting or two a day during his time in the Oval Office, while Biden's meetings are more routine. CNN reported that Biden's meetings often run longer than planned and that the door to the Oval Office is not considered open to just anyone, as it sometimes was under Trump.

On weekends, Trump would often make a 25-mile trip to play golf at his club in Sterling, Virginia. For long weekends and holidays, Trump would head with his family to Mar-a-Lago, where he is residing post his time in the White House. 

CNN reported that Biden continues to stick to his routine of attending public mass on weekends in Washington at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown and at his home parish in Delaware. 

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