Work Smarter//

The One App Trump Has On His Phone Will Make You Cringe

POTUS embraces unitasking, for better or worse.

Image courtesy of Flickr.

POTUS embraces unitasking, for better or worse.

The good news is that the commander-in-chief only has one app on his iPhone, Mike Allen reports at Axios. The bad news: It’s Twitter.

“Top White House officials tell me the key to forcing a more disciplined President Trump (like the one onstage overseas) is limiting his screen time,” Allen explains. (Not unrelatedly, it’s also a key to raising a well-adjusted child.)

You have to applaud Trump’s aids for getting the President to Marie Kondo his smartphone. At Thrive we’re big on paring your apps down to only the ones that bring you joy, moderating your use with them, and making sure you’re the one controlling the device, rather than the device controlling you. Maybe that’s why, in the middle of a nine-day trip, the cantankerous, homebody executive is yet to set off an international incident.

One must wonder if he’s still writing his tweets, though: “All civilized nations must join together to protect human life and the sacred right of our citizens to live in safety and in peace” sure doesn’t sound like him.

Originally published at

Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

You might also like...


How to Fix Donald Trump’s Schedule

by Craig Ballantyne

You Are What You Eat: The Presidential Edition

by Shelby Lorman

Why It’s So Scary That Trump Tweets Whatever Is In His Head

by Drake Baer

Sign up for the Thrive Global newsletter

Will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

Thrive Global
People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.


We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.