Even though it's been well documented that President Donald Trump spends hours every day watching cable news instead of working, members of his administration are now trying to convince Americans that he's working so hard at his job that he's skipping meals.
Trump spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany on Monday told Fox News that many officials in the administration are worried that the president is putting so much time into solving the coronavirus pandemic that he's not properly nourishing himself.
"[Chief of staff Mark Meadows] was asked what his concern was day to day, he looks at the president's schedule, and he made the point that the president is so busy and so hard at work, his concern is making sure he gets a bite to eat here and there," she said.
As researchers at Media Matters have documented, Trump spends his mornings watching and tweeting about "Fox & Friends" and other cable news shows, while the New York Times reported this week that the president regularly shows up to work at noon after a full morning of watching cable news.
McEnany's attempt to portray Trump as a tireless worker didn't fly with many Twitter users -- check out some reactions below.
@atrupar He sure as hell doesn't look like a man who's too busy to eat. 😂— Nick Wesley (@Nick Wesley) 1587997086.0
@atrupar https://t.co/f8mJdunTj3— Sammy is staying masked (@Sammy is staying masked) 1587997793.0
@atrupar Discount Kellyanne wants you to know that president trump is an extremely busy, 47yr old, Rhodes Scholar &… https://t.co/NmD84Vp5Vx— Jo (@Jo) 1587997825.0
@atrupar Which meal he miss? https://t.co/dhAmPFao5i— congotown cooper (@congotown cooper) 1587997728.0
@atrupar She, Meadows and the @nypost are following Trump’s lead and are being sarcastic, obviously.— Flyover State Man (@Flyover State Man) 1587997123.0
@atrupar Loss of appetite is a side effect of bleach injections.— Spurs Title (@Spurs Title) 1587996984.0
@atrupar When your rep has to go on tv to proclaim you're so busy, you aren't. Lol.— Mary Quite Contrary (@Mary Quite Contrary) 1587997258.0
@atrupar They're taking a page out of North Korea's playbook. Seriously. NK said that Kim is so busy that he doesn'… https://t.co/RCoiTVt39b— Soros-Gates Deep State (@Soros-Gates Deep State) 1587997008.0
@atrupar He’s too busy trying to pull the UV light out of his mouth.— Outspoken (@Outspoken) 1587996966.0
@atrupar If he's not eating, how does he produce so much sh*t?— Marc Goldstein (@Marc Goldstein) 1587997568.0