Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich called an anonymous White House source a “coward” on “Fox & Friends” Thursday for authoring a New York Times op-ed that was critical of President Donald Trump.
“The president of the United States is picked by the American people. Here’s this person — this coward, that’s what it is, it’s a coward — who is hiding, writing anonymously,” Gingrich said. “Hasn’t got the guts to come out in public.” (RELATED: Newt Gingrich Warns Of Foreign Spies Infiltrating America’s Colleges)
Gingrich called for the White House official’s resignation and said he or she should go seek a new job in academia or work for CNN.
“Frankly, what he ought to do is resign,” Gingrich continued. “Anybody who thinks that Trump is as bad as this guy thinks he is, ought to just resign and go home. It’s alright. Go teach at a college. They’ll love you. Go work at CNN. They’ll adore you.”
The former speaker said it was absurd to have someone drawing a taxpayer-funded salary, while simultaneously undermining the president’s authority and leaking to the press.
“But this idea that we’re going to have people floating around the federal government paid by the taxpayer, working to undermine the president of the United States, I think that is a very outrageous arrogation of authority and frankly absolutely undermines the Constitution,” Gingrich concluded.
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