Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich: Trump's Putin press conference 'most serious mistake of his presidency'
Posted on 07/16/2018 3:23:29 PM PDT by FewsOrange
Newt Gingrich on Monday offered rare, scalding criticism of President Trump, demanding that the president explain the comments he made during his controversial press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the conclusion of their talks in Helsinki.
"President Trump must clarify his statements in Helsinki on our intelligence system and Putin," the former House speaker wrote on Twitter. "It is the most serious mistake of his presidency and must be corrected-immediately."
Trump received widespread scorn on Monday after he said at the media availability that he has yet to see any compelling reason why the Kremlin would have interfered in the 2016 election.
His comments follow special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment in federal court on Friday, which alleged 12 Russian military officials hacked Democratic email servers during the campaign.
Gingrich has been a vocal supporter of Trump, but he has on occasion provided constructive critiques of his performance.
Gingrich chastised Trump in April, claiming his administration had botched the release of Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein's memo outlining problems with fired FBI Director James Comey.
This whole trip was brilliant.
Stop watching the media.
And one of the FR #NeverTrump coals flares up with a breath of Anderson "In The Pooper" Cooper Trump-hate...
I'll sit back and see what Trump's plan is, in regards to Russia, before I decide to throw him to the wolves. Until then, you leftists, RINOS and swamp dwellers, that aren't happy, can kiss my foot.
For those who have eyes to see. There aren’t a whole lot.
Im with you SmokingJoe, the public is VERY LOYAL to Trump this brew HAHA is a big NOTHING to Trump supporters WE ALL KNOW how corrupt the alphabet government agencies are, WE ALL KNOW Trump should NOT believe a word coming out of their mouths!!! If anything these BASTARDS coming after Trump are going to make Trump supporters STRONGER than ever to back him feverishly!!!! WE THE PEOPLE are just SICK OF THIS CRAP!!!! Obammie has a HUGE PALLET of money flown into Iran in the dead of night and YET crickets!!!! SCREW THEM ALL!!!!!!
I guess it’s best not disagree here. The Ras poll today has Trump down 9 - his poorest showing in a while.
Libs are intolerant of dissent. We are not. I’m on your side, remember?
President Trump is still the only one courageous enough to tell it like it is and focus on what truly matters.
I think it was absolutely seditious for Rosenstein to time the latest batch of Russian indictments literally on the eve of President Trump’ meeting with Putin to essentially preclude any significant resolutions.
It’s got to be hell for our great POTUS to tolerate total incompetence and insurrection amongst the hierarchy of his DOJ and FBI. I pray that someday soon he will find a politically viable way of firing Sessions, Rosenstein, Wray, etc.
God Bless our president for not buckling to the established entrenched Deep State and accepting their bogus assertions out of hand.
BTW, Newt does put his foot in his mouth at the worst times.
I don’t disagree with your follow-on comments.
My problem with him is that he plays it up that he’s on your side. So you put him in a position of authority. He’s a spokesman of sorts for Trump.
Then when folks think he’s an insider, he pops off like this.
Then the media plays it up that he’s an insider, a staunch support of Trump, who he himself can’t even put up with the tragic mistakes Trump has made.
It makes me furious when he does this. He’s done it at critical times for several decades.
Enough of this guy.
He thinks that the way to do it is to look for a consensus opinion on the cable news networks, then run to the head of the parade and act like he's been there the whole time.
Not only were they calling it a disaster before it happened, but FakeMedia and their never-Trump cohorts were demanding the President cancel the meeting.
Did anyone actually anticipate any other response than the hysteria we have now?
Fake polls are no excuse.
Massive numbers of Americans are very proud of Trump.
The only foreign nation that has a marked influence on our elections is Mexico. Investigate that, MSM.
Hey Newt, STFU. Was President Trump supposed to dress Putin down in front of all those cameras, or what?
Fair question. All he had to say is that he has great confidence in our intel - that Putin made a strong denial - but that he sides with our people. Nothing else said would matter.
‘Never, ever trust this POS Newt. Total fraud. Always has been.’
except for when he says something supportive of the president, then you guys think he’s the greatest...
This will be viewed by the Deplorables as just more anti-Trump screaming by The Usual Suspects.
Newt doesn't understand that he gets lumped in with The Usual Suspects half the time.
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