Trump lashes out at critics of executive time: ‘I had no choice but to work very long hours!’
U.S. President Donald Trump in McAllen, Texas. REUTERS/Leah Millis

It took some time, but President Donald Trump finally got around to defending himself as not being lazy after three months of his daily schedules were leaked showing that he spends 60 percent of his time luxuriating in what the White House calls "executive time."

Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Trump lashed out at the media for pointing out the obvious.

"The media was able to get my work schedule, something very easy to do, but it should have been reported as a positive, not negative," he wrote. "When the term Executive Time is used, I am generally working, not relaxing. In fact, I probably work more hours than almost any past President."

He then continued, "The fact is, when I took over as President, our Country was a mess. Depleted Military, Endless Wars, a potential War with North Korea, V.A., High Taxes & too many Regulations, Border, Immigration & HealthCare problems, & much more. I had no choice but to work very long hours!"

You can see the tweets below: