Gingrich compares Trump's reported use of executive time to Churchill's
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Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) on Monday likened President TrumpDonald John TrumpSupreme Court comes to Trump's aid on immigration Trump is failing on trade policy Trump holds call with Netanyahu to discuss possible US-Israel defense treaty MORE's leaked schedules that showed swaths of "executive time" to former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's work habits.

"The distortions of the hate Trump movement are never more obvious than in the reaction to the President’s leaked schedule," Gingrich tweeted. "The ignorance of history of the current elites is pathetic. Churchill slept late, worked late, took a nap every afternoon ( getting into his pajamas)."

The former Speaker, a regular defender of the president, also praised the Trump administration for its economic policies, trade negotiations and actions toward Venezuela.

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"If Trump’s schedule leads to all this he should be applauded for his focus," Gingrich tweeted.

Axios on Sunday published copies of Trump's daily schedules, which showed that the president has spent more than half of his time since the midterm elections in unscheduled "Executive Time."

A source told Axios that Trump typically spends the first five hours of his day in his residency. There he is understood to be watching television, reading newspapers and making phone calls to aides, lawmakers, friends, advisers and administration officials.

White House aide Madeleine Westerhout on Sunday argued that his schedule does not always lay out specific work he's doing during the course of a day.