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Watch: Gingrich Criticizes Trump and Says He’s Making A Big Mistake

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Watch: Gingrich Criticizes Trump and Says He’s Making A Big Mistake

Newt Gingrich, the former House Speaker, went after President Trump for not working with the Senate well enough after the President had strong words for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

In an interview with Fox Business Channel, Gingrich said the following:

“It’s not the Senate that’s the problem. But notice as much as I admire the president, and as much as I think he’s handling North Korea well, I think he’s handling the Senate equally badly.”

The former speaker isn’t the first to think Trump can’t handle working with his Senate, but he is one of the first to specifically point out Trump’s vocabulary with them isn’t working:

“The fact is, first of all, look at the language he uses. It’s not a ‘he-us’ kind of situation. The president is on the field. He’s not an owner sitting up in a box. He’s one of the players.”

Gingrich went on to say that he sees a major failure in Trump’s recent approach of the Senate health care bill, which failed terribly. He placed much of his attention on saying Trump didn’t target Democrats enough:

“You had all of the conservatives and the president and everyone else wants [sic] to fire away at the Senate Republicans, giving the 10 Democrats who are in Trump states – I mean you have a senator who’s in a state that went 68 percent for Trump, and that Senator vote no – it’d be nice for the president to put most of his fire on the Democrats, and try to move them.”

Gingrich has long supported Donald Trump, and he did speak highly of how he is handling the issues with North Korea. However, the former speaker did not hold back as he closed out his interview:

“I disagree with this entire strategy – if it is a strategy. Mitch McConnell is going to be the Republican leader of the Senate, end of story.”

Credit: Politico

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