Kudlow: Unpaid Workers Are ‘Volunteering,’ Partially Out Of ‘Allegiance’ To Trump

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January 24, 2019 3:04 p.m.

Around the same time he made his first shutdown-related gaffe of the day, Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow stepped in it again, saying that the hundreds of thousands of federal employees working without pay were “volunteering” because of “their love for the country and the office of the presidency and presumably their allegiance to President Trump.”

Earlier in the White House briefing room, responding to a reporter’s question, Kudlow said of unpaid federal workers: “God bless them. They’re working for free. They’re volunteering. But they do it because they believe government service is honorable and they believe in President Trump and they’re working as hard as ever.”

A reporter took issue with adviser’s definition of “volunteering.” Watch below:

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