Trump Says He Thought Presidency ‘Would Be Easier’

United States President Donald Trump listens while hosting a video conference with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station in the Oval Office at the White House on April 24, 2017. Credit: Molly Riley /... United States President Donald Trump listens while hosting a video conference with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station in the Oval Office at the White House on April 24, 2017. Credit: Molly Riley / Pool via CNP - NO WIRE SERVICE - Photo by: Molly Riley/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images MORE LESS

In an interview with Reuters on Thursday, President Donald Trump acknowledged that being president is tougher than he had imagined.

“I loved my previous life. I had so many things going,” he told Reuters. “This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier.”

Trump said that he misses driving and noted how restricting it is to have constant Secret Service protection.

“You’re really into your own little cocoon, because you have such massive protection that you really can’t go anywhere,” he told Reuters.

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