Bolton: It Would Be an 'Interesting Statistic' to Compare Trump's Time Watching TV to His Time in the Oval Office


Former National Security Advisor John Bolton says President Donald Trump forms his opinion by watching cable news and listening to people he trusts.

During an interview on CBS News’ “Face The Nation,” host Margaret Brennan asked Bolton, “Does the president and his thinking get more shaped by television or government advisers?”

He responded, “I think it’s a combination of television and listening to people outside the government that he trusts for one reason or another.”

“I think if you could clock the amount of time he’s spent actually in the Oval Office versus the amount of time he spends in the little dining room off the Oval Office with the cable news networks of one form or another on — it would be a very interesting statistic,” he added.

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Throughout Trump’s presidency, many reports have focused on his television watching habits and the amount of time he spends in the Oval Office.

In April, the New York Times reported that Trump would watch hours of cable news and arrive at the Oval Office sometimes as late as noon.

However, Trump has denied that he watches much television and argued that he is too busy to be watching television. 

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