Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said President Donald Trump has found success in the White House because of his blunt approach and a refusal to apologize.
“Look I think one of the things that Trump learned in New York in the toughest media market in America is that backing down, apologizing never worked, because the people who are your enemies just take that pocket and come at you again,” Gingrich said on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday. “So I think he has a very clear pattern. He’s done this all the way through. He doesn’t apologize. He doesn’t back off.” (RELATED: Newt Gingrich Praises Mike Pompeo’s Diplomacy Skills)
Gingrich cited a story about negative comments on GOP Sen. John McCain of Arizona coming from the White House and said liberals didn’t feel the need to apologize after taking personal shots at conservatives at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in April.
“There is something a little weird that, there’s a huge scandal about something that was said in a totally private meeting but you can have a so-called comedian say vicious, ugly, nasty things about White House personnel at the White House Correspondents’ dinner, in public on television,” Gingrich said. “I didn’t hear anybody apologizing. I didn’t see any of liberals say, ‘Oh this was terrible.’ So you can savage people as long as you’re in the Trump administration, and all you’ll get on the left is, ‘Oh gosh, I guess that was unfortunate.’ I think this is lot of to do about nothing.”
“What matters is, the economy is growing, conservative judges are being approved. North Korea’s negotiating, the Iranians are being corralled. These are big things that will change history,” Gingrich concluded. “And that’s the kind of typical Washington story by liberals who frankly don’t want to talk about the next 100,000 jobs.”