Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich defended President-elect Donald Trump’s behavior on social media during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday.”
Despite critics alleging his behavior on Twitter — which has ranged from starting fights with fellow politicians to voicing his policy stances — could be problematic, he has continued to use it as a bully pulpit.
Gingrich acted as a surrogate during the campaign and currently serves as an adviser to Trump. He said Trump doesn’t plan on changing his behavior on Twitter anytime soon, as it helped him effectively deliver his message during the election.
“We might as well get used to it,” he said. “This is who he is and how he’s gonna operate. Whether it’s brilliant or stupid, he beat 16 rivals, then he beat Hillary Clinton and he beat the elite media. He ain’t giving it up.”
Gingrich went on to praise his use of Twitter, saying it’s a useful way to reach Americans quickly.
“I think it’s brilliant,” he continued. “Because, first of all, he’s able very quickly, over and over again, to set the agenda. And at almost no cost.”
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