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Donald Trump's everyday lifeLittle reading, a lot of television
What the "New York Times" found out after weeks of research is somewhat reminiscent of expensive studies that confirm what you thought you already knew:
When Donald Trump wakes up at half past five after five to six hours of sleep, the first thing he does is turn on the television. Usually he zaps between three news channels: CNN for an initial overview; then to confirm his worldview "Fox & Friends", the morning magazine of his favorite channel Fox News; finally the left-liberal contrast program MSNBC, which supplies him with ammunition for his morning Twitter volleys.
Twitter volleys before breakfast
He usually shoots them from bed before breakfast. Donald Trump sees his days in the White House as a constant battle, says Peter Baker, the White House correspondent for the New York Times and one of the co-authors of the article:
"From waking up to going to bed, every hour is a battle for him - for the legitimacy of his election victory and the preservation of his power."
Trump had cards hung up everywhere in the White House, on which all constituencies that he won against Hillary Clinton are highlighted. And although Trump has been president for almost a year, he still sees himself as an outsider in the fight against the establishment.
"He wants to know what people are saying about him"
Trump largely forego the expertise of his ministries, he reads neither files nor dossiers, but prefers short verbal briefings, emphasizes Peter Baker in an interview with MSNBC. His most important source of information, however, are the news channels, which he follows between four and eight hours a day:
"He's always watching the TV programs, wanting to know what people are saying about him, and then reacting on Twitter or in front of TV cameras. He's enjoying this fight that is so important to his personal identity."
Trump bites a steak named after him. His diet also plays a role in the NYT research. (Archive image). (imago / UPI photos)
Even in the "Dining Room", the venerable dining room in the White House, Trump had a 1 meter 50 wide screen installed between historical furniture and old paintings. Before taking office, Trump is said to have recommended to his closest employees that they should view every day in the White House as a new episode of a television show that is about defeating the opponent.
In the first few months, Trump left the door to the Oval Office open so that as many employees as possible could provide him with information and fresh ammunition. Only his new chief of staff, the former four-star general John Kelly, ensured more discipline and more serious information in the Oval Office. Kelly also ensured a tighter schedule so that Trump has less time to tweet. And he has all newspaper articles checked for the president because Trump is prone to conspiracy theories.
At least twelve bottles of Diet Coke a day
On the other hand, John Kelly cannot control what Trump eats and drinks every day: "At least twelve bottles of Diet Coke," reports Peter Baker on MSNBC: "Diet Coke is his fuel that gives him caffeine and adrenaline. He usually eats well-done steaks lots of sauce and a large portion of dessert with ice cream. He doesn't follow the advice of the nutritionists. "
Even if Trump flies above the clouds with Air Force One, he doesn't want healthier food. The stewardess orders beforehand from McDonald's: two BigMacs, two Filet-O-Fish and a chocolate milkshake.
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