Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich made the case Tuesday on “The View” for why President Donald Trump has been successful.
The comments came after Meghan McCain asked about the most misunderstood thing about Trump. Gingrich was on the show to promote his latest book “Trump’s America: The Truth about Our Nation’s Great Comeback.”
“The most misunderstood thing is that he’s extraordinarily smart,” Gingrich replied. “This is a guy who made billions of dollars, beat 16 people for the nomination, beat Hillary Clinton on a billion dollar campaign. This is a guy who has enormous intelligence, and the biggest part of that is, on little things he’s totally unpredictable, sometimes self-destructive.”
“On big things he’s very consistent,” he added. “He does what he says. He sticks at it month after month. And I think we get confused in part because the news media picks up all the small things.”
“Frankly, part of the purpose I think every morning of his tweets is to remind liberals he’s still here,” he continued. “He knows it drives them crazy. They wake up in the morning, the first thing they see is a tweet by Trump, they go, ‘oh, my god, he’s still president.'”
Earlier in the segment, he also pointed out that the economy under Trump is doing incredible and destroyed host Sunny Hostin’s attempts to give Barack Obama credit for the success.
“I think the best thing is the economy,” Gingrich explained. “I think the fact that we have the lowest black unemployment in history.”
“Can he take credit for that? Isn’t that Obama’s doing? I mean really,” Hostin interjected.
“I think this quarter we will have more than twice the economic growth rate of any quarter in eight years of Obama,” Gingrich responded.
“Because he’s been set up. He was given a gift, Newt. It’s true,” Hostin snapped back.
“So Obama gets it both ways,” Gingrich said. “He got a terrible gift from George W. Bush. He gave Trump a good gift. Anything good that happens under Trump is actually Obama.”
“It’s true,” Hostin explained.
“Well, that’s one way to look at the world,” Gingrich responded.