WASHINGTON D.C. - After an inaugural weekend full of controversy, Monday will mark the first full workday of the new Trump administration.
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President Donald Trump's official schedule, released on Sunday evening by the White House, starts at 9 A.M. local time (4 P.M. in Israel), with the president hosting key business leaders for a "breakfast and listening session." At 11 A.M., Trump will receive his daily intelligence briefing, which will be followed by lunch with Vice President Mike Pence and consultations with his advisers.
At 3 P.M., Trump will hold a meeting with union leaders and "American workers," which stands in contrast to the earlier meeting with some of the country's leading business executives.
After the unions meeting, Trump will devote an hour to a discussion with congressional leaders from both parties, who will sit down with him for the first time since his election victory. The politicians attending the 5 P.M. meeting will be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and party whips Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Steve Scalise (R-LA).
Next, Trump will hold a private discussion with Ryan. The two have had a rocky relationship, with Ryan distancing himself from Trump at times due to the latter's controversies, and Trump tapping some of Ryan's sharpest critics – including his senior adviser Steve Bannon – for key positions in his campaign and administration.
Also on Monday, the Senate will vote to confirm Trump's nominee for CIA director, Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-KS). At 1 P.M., Trump's press secretary, Sean Spicer, will hold a briefing at the White House, two days after the highly unusual press appearance he made on Saturday to protest the U.S. media coverage of Trump's presidential inauguration.