President Joe Biden Works 71% as long as Average American Citizens and Half as Long as Prior Presidents

Following President Joe Biden’s public implosion during his dumpster fire of a CNN debate performance, the dam has finally broken, with former and current aides to the president anonymously pointing fingers and breaking ranks. Alex Thompson reports “the public split screen” between the slack-jawed, incoherent octogenarian Thursday evening and the competent campaigner that galvanized rally-goers the following afternoon is no accident chasm.

“Biden’s miscues and limitations are more familiar inside the White House,” writes Thompson. “The time of day is important as to which of the two Bidens will appear. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Biden is dependably engaged — and many of his public events in front of cameras are held within those hours. Outside of that time range or while traveling abroad, Biden is more likely to have verbal miscues and become fatigued, aides told Axios.”

A key point must be asked when combining Biden’s six-hour workday with the fact that he has spent 40% of his presidency on vacation.

It is not just that Joe Biden is working half the amount of time his predecessors did, but that he is working a small percentage of the time everyday workers nationwide do every day.

Working six hours daily for only five days a week adds up to a 30-hour workweek. The average full-time worker earns almost 42 hours weekly, and full-time workers reported working an average of 8.5 hours daily, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means President Joe Biden works only 71% of the time other full-time workers spend on the job.

Unlike most workers in the U.S., Joe Biden has the privilege of literally working from home. This means his 10 a.m. start time is not a result of a long D.C. commute but instead, because he is unwilling, or even worse, incapable of being physically able to begin the day earlier. 

Schedules of Biden’s predecessors paint a sharp comparison and model how difficult and all-consuming the president’s job should be. Notoriously, Donald Trump only subsists on four or five hours of sleep, waking up before 6 a.m. while on the campaign trail and as president and going to bed after midnight. 

Donald Trump would start his official White House workday at 8 a.m. — he was publicly criticized for not taking public meetings often until 11 a.m. — and returned to the residence around 6 p.m. Former President Barack Obama, who without fail worked out for 45 minutes daily, would begin his workday around 8:30 or 9 a.m., return to the residence around 6:30 p.m., and, similar to Trump, work until midnight or later. George W. Bush would get to the Oval Office before 7 a.m., with his days scheduled down to 10-minute increments, and ending his workday around 6 p.m.

Overall, Obama, Bush, and Trump all worked around 12-hour workdays, even with unscheduled time of tweeting and reading at the beginning and ends of the days for 44 and 45. Like or hate these men, there’s no denying they were dedicated to the presidency’s demands.

This comparison matters less because previous presidents worked all and longer hours but instead. After all, America’s enemies constantly work around the clock, with Biden’s dementia causing controversy worldwide. 

The president disappeared entirely from public view for 24 hours when Hamas slaughtered thousands of Israeli civilians on October 7, 2023. Likewise, the president vanished for a week after his disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal.

Biden’s inability to put in a full-time workday while the rest of us have to work even more hours to afford less due to his policies is an insult. But even worse, it’s a danger to the free world, whose leader is now dozing behind the wheel while hour enemies plan their next moves.