Donald Trump promises taking a break on first two days
DONALD Trump has caused bemusement with the revelation he will take the weekend off after his inauguration on Friday.
The President-elect says he plans to do absolutely nothing for his first two days in office and that his "day one is gonna be Monday".
Mr Trump explained this was because he doesn't want his signing of orders to clash with the celebrations.
He told the Times of London: "One of the first orders I'm gonna sign - day one - which I will consider to be
Monday as opposed to Friday or Saturday. Right? I mean my day one is gonna be Monday because I don't want to be signing and get it mixed up with lots of celebration, but one of the first orders we're gonna be signing is gonna be strong borders."
After inauguration on Friday, Trump to take weekend off for celebrations and pony rides and face painting. https://t.co/FmXGEzjcwG— Writer in Residence (@MikeCullen73) January 17, 2017
Trump treating Friday like the first college class. Just grab your syllabus and head home. https://t.co/TRKoaTQB3v— Marcus Mann (@MarcusMannBHS) January 17, 2017
Social media exploded at the revelation, with Twitter users calling it a "joke" and asking if any countries wanted to attack.
"Ha ha! The weekend off, right after starting the most demanding job on earth," wrote Larry Desaules.
"Let the vacation days count begin!!!" tweeted Rita Ciarico.
Someone please explain to him its not that type of gig," added Insanul Ahmed.
The news comes as a surprise after Mr Trump previously promised to spend his very first day signing papers to begin the process of erasing President Barack Obama's legacy.
"On Day One, I am going to begin swiftly removing criminal illegal immigrants from this country," he said during a speech in Des Moines back in August. "It's going to happen within one hour after I take office."
He also promised to begin plans to build his wall on the Mexican border, talk to manufacturers about keeping jobs in the US and remove gun-free zones within his first 24 hours. "My first day, it gets signed, OK?" he said.
His aides even came up with a catchy name - The First Day Project - for Mr Trump's ambitious start, with adviser Stephen Moore telling the New Yorker: "We want to identify maybe 25 executive orders that Trump could sign literally the first day in office."
Meaning "literally" the third day.