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.
I don’t think it is malice. He’s just obsolete. Newt’s playing by rules that worked over thirty years ago, and broke down a couple of administations ago. Like NATO, he has run his course.
There will be much more spectacular vote turning events before the elections in November. It ain’t gonna help the Democrats even a little.
Has McLame rallied for the 100th time from his death bed, to give his negative comment yet?
Telling the EuroCraps that they need to pay up for their protection?
Maybe THIS time, Hannity will finally be done with him.
This whole trip has been a PR disaster, which will be reflected in the polls for all the races this fall.
Are you joking or are you a troll? That's more than a little dramatic, don't you think? First, it's no big deal. Not even close. Second, by August everyone will have forgotten this so-called disaster.
Aw holy f, Newt is back on his Pelosi couch.
“Maybe Newt can tell us what FACTS he has that is proof the Kremlin screwed with the election.”
Exactly. The agencies telling the Russians meddled are the same agencies who have lied to us 100% of the time for the last five years. We’re expected to believe they’re telling us the truth about THIS ONE THING?
Raise the windows of your studio. The fumes are getting to you.
Trump trusts his own perception and his own intelligence inputs.
So what else is new?
Newt’s right, unfortunately.
I now believe the Russians elected Trump.
Newt is right. This whole trip has been a PR disaster, which will be reflected in the polls for all the races this fall.
Oh, Trump is in the ‘18 running?
Sorry, Newt, another of the GOPe, rides out to wave the white flag after the 1st sign of any blow-back (regardless how much it WAS correct [& damn interesting]).
The only ones to worry ‘bout come Nov’ are the Never Trumpers or those that sat on their thumbs instead of 1) Passing O’Care repeal 2) sat silently whilst Ryan burned every bridge on the way out the door 3) hounding Sessions/Deep State for NOT doing their job
If it weren’t for the (D) farking themselves, I could see how the (R)N(C) is actively working to *NOT* keep control of , at the least, the House...that gives them the out of not doing what they promised.
With friends like Gingrich, who needs enemies?
I used to think he was reasonable, but it seems he sold out to Hillary.
You know Ive been with you the whole time on Newt. He is a needy needy personality. Sure, at times he has something to say. But he goes where he gets pleased. Period.
Newt wants war with Russia too?? Who knew??
I think even Putin is getting a kick out of Trump giving it to the media
Yes. It’s here somewhere. And you can imagine his take:
“Trump is Finished Moment” number 44,435.
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