Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is perplexed as to why President-elect Donald Trump will remain the executive producer of "The Celebrity Apprentice" during his time in the White House, calling it "weird."
Gingrich was asked about the subject during an appearance on Fox News' "Your World With Neil Cavuto" Friday afternoon.
"I think it's weird," Gingrich said, laughing. "It's weird. I don't think it's relevant. First of all, they're not going to pay him enough money to matter, if they're gonna pay him at all. If he's doing it pro-bono … He doesn't need his name in print.
"Donald J. Trump is going to be the executive producer of a thing called the American government. He's going to have this huge TV show called leading the world. He ought to just relax, give executive producer to Eric or Donald or to Ivanka, and keep moving forward."
Gingrich suspects Trump might still be transitioning himself to the presidency, a job that past presidents have said is like nothing they've ever done in life.
"I think he is still going through some transition things here where it hasn't quite sunk in totally. This is the hardest, biggest, secular job in the world," Gingrich said. "Only the Pope rivals it, and the Pope has a kind of help that Trump can't count on."
It was reported Thursday that Trump, who won the presidential election on month ago, will remain onboard with the TV show he hosted from 2008-2015.
Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser on Trump's transition team, said the job will not hinder his duties as president in any way.
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