Gingrich Defends Trump Executive Time: Churchill Napped In ‘Pajamas’ Every Day

Newt Gingrich, former US Speaker of the House attends "Free Iran 2018 - the Alternative" event organized by exiled Iranian opposition group on June 30, 2018 in Villepinte, north of Paris. (Photo by Zakaria ABDELKAFI ... Newt Gingrich, former US Speaker of the House attends "Free Iran 2018 - the Alternative" event organized by exiled Iranian opposition group on June 30, 2018 in Villepinte, north of Paris. (Photo by Zakaria ABDELKAFI / AFP) (Photo credit should read ZAKARIA ABDELKAFI/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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February 4, 2019 8:24 a.m.

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who’s emerged as an ardent defender of President Trump, argued on Twitter Monday that Trump’s use of 60 percent of his private schedule for “executive time” should be “applauded.”

He also defended Trump, pointing to Winston Churchill’s known mid-day nap time habits in “his pajamas.” Trump has been widely criticized after Axios reported over the weekend that the majority of Trump’s schedule is used for unstructured “executive time,” which usually means he’s watching television, tweeting, making phone calls and reading.

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