Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich took to Twitter on Monday to make excuses for President Donald Trump's extremely light schedule that mostly consists of "executive time" where he watches cable news and vents to friends about the bad coverage he receives.
Gingrich not only said it was wrong to criticize Trump as lazy, he also argued that the president was very similar to former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
"The ignorance of history of the current elites is pathetic," Gingrich wrote. "Churchill slept late, worked late, took a nap every afternoon (getting into his pajamas)."
The distortions of the hate Trump movement are never more obvious than in the reaction to the President’s leaked sc… https://t.co/XqU87eKpWD— Newt Gingrich (@Newt Gingrich)1549282687.0
Gingrich's historical comparison of Trump and Churchill did not impress many of his followers, who proceeded to bury him in ridicule -- check out some of the reactions below.
@newtgingrich If, on the campaign trail, Trump hadn’t boasted about how much he was going to work, how hard he was… https://t.co/yCHagssncK— EB Shenanigans (@EB Shenanigans)1549283837.0
@newtgingrich Was Churchill an American president that claims we are in the middle of a National Crisis?— Cyn 🌴🌸☀️🐬 (@Cyn 🌴🌸☀️🐬)1549285401.0
@newtgingrich Yeah, except Trump rarely works.— Brad B. (@Brad B.)1549285396.0
@newtgingrich You woulda wanted to impeach 44 over this schedule tho, don't lie— 𝓢𝓹𝓸𝓻𝓴𝓫𝓸𝓸𝓽𝓼 (@𝓢𝓹𝓸𝓻𝓴𝓫𝓸𝓸𝓽𝓼)1549283428.0
@newtgingrich Churchill was the most inspirational speaker of his generation. Trump says he has really fast airpla… https://t.co/YFEoNVuzPb— Margot Durkin (@Margot Durkin)1549286609.0