Magazine March 8, 2021, Issue

Daily Schedule

President Joe Biden inside the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, D.C., February 2, 2021 (Tom Brenner/Reuters)

Office of the President of the United States

0530-0600 Rises in the White House residence, receives overnight briefings. Does 15–20 minutes of “senior slow-robics” using iPad app and one flexible band.

0645 Visit from the White House Physician for daily COVID-19 briefing and exam. Vital signs remain strong. POTUS remains in the top percentile for physical fitness in his age cohort. Mental acuity remains {REDACTED DUE TO HIPPA GUIDELINES}.

0700 Is reminded that Gerald R. Ford is no longer POTUS.

0705 Begins workday in the Oval Office.

0710 Is reminded that bust of Franklin Delano Roosevelt is not a large chocolate egg.

0725 Is brought a

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