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Recently the private schedules of Donald Trump have been leaked.

In those files, at the end of each day there is some acronym RON placed. What does this stand for?

Example:

  1:30 PM          EXECUTIVE TIME
  (3hr, 30 min)    Location:        Oval Office

  RON:             The White House
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Apparently that's a common (in government/Washington DC, anyway) scheduling acronym which stands for "remain overnight."

The globe-trotting secretary of state and globe-trotting former president each kept up frantic travel schedules, which meant they were often not in the same place at the same time — or even on the same continent. The calendars indicate where Hillary and Bill each spent the night: "RON," in Washington parlance, the acronym for "remain overnight."

On weekdays, the Clintons typically spent the evenings in their separate homes — Hillary in northwest Washington near her office at the State Department, and Bill in Chappaqua near his office in New York. But the Clintons spent a lot of time traveling the world. On March 17, 2010, the entry read: HRC RON En route Moscow/ WJC RON White Oak, FL. Other exotic RONs: HRC RON London, England/WJC RON Stockholm Sweden. HRC RON Abu Dhabi, UAE/WJC RON London, England. HRC RON Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi, WJC RON Chappaqua, NY.

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    London and Stockholm are exotic? – Jörg W Mittag Feb 12 at 6:40
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    @JörgWMittag Do you think they are not? I live in the dry, warm, eastern Spain and for me the (seasonal, I know) mental picture of a city made of several snow covered islands wouldn't look more exotic even if it had unicorns and fairies. Exotic is an adjective which comes with an obligatory "to whom". – Rekesoft Feb 12 at 11:10
  • @Rekesoft: The first definition I found listed "tropical" as a synonym. I can definitely attest that London is not tropical. I have never been to Stockholm, but I am pretty sure it isn't, either. I have now found other definitions that would indeed fit (e.g. "non-native"). – Jörg W Mittag Feb 12 at 11:44
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    @JörgWMittag :D :D :D I now understand you were puzzled before. "Tropical" as a synonym of "exotic" strikes me as a really odd definition, even if I'd find every tropical spot exotic. It says more about the cultural mindset of the author of the dictionary than about the word itself. I doubt that an english dictionary of synonyms made by a Delhi born linguist would list that entry. :D – Rekesoft Feb 12 at 11:51
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    @PoloHoleSet There's no need to be insulting. It's surprising because Canada is known as a place of harsh, cold, snowy winters, and England is not. – Mason Wheeler Feb 12 at 16:39

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