WASHINGTON (AFP) – Americans pushing for an end to the annual ritual of losing an hour’s sleep on changing clocks to daylight savings time got a new ally on Monday: President Donald Trump.
United States (US) clocks go forward by an hour each spring and back an hour in November, ahead of winter.
The switch, which took place at 2am in Washington DC on Sunday, now means more daylight in the evenings.
Left groggy by the disruption, critics said the back-and-forth of the clock is unnecessary and maybe even dangerous. Trump seems to agree.
“Making Daylight Saving Time permanent is OK with me!” he wrote on Twitter.