NEWT GINGRICH DISMISSES THE ‘RUSSIAN BALONEY’
Forget fancy terms like “collusion.” Newt Gingrich has two words for charges by President Trump’s political foes and media critics who say his campaign was in contact with Russian officials during the 2016 election: “Russian baloney.”
Mr. Gingrich equated the accusations with lunchmeat during an appearance Sunday on ABC News’ “This Week,” advising host Martha Raddatz that Mr. Trump is “infuriated — and legitimately, in my judgment — by this whole Russian baloney.” Mr. Gingrich also framed said “baloney” as one of three strategic but unfounded charges against the president. Obstruction of justice and perjury are the other two, he noted.
“But let’s go back to what you just said, this Russian baloney. If people are involved in collusion with Russia, don’t you want to know about that?” asked Ms. Raddatz.
“There’s no evidence. I mean, first of all, if you want to investigate Russia, fine. How about Bill Clinton’s $500,000 speech? How about Podesta’s brother who is a registered agent for a Russia bank? How about the Iranian deal?” Mr. Gingrich fired back.
Yes, well. His reports are too complex to go into here. But trust that Mr. Gingrich has an informed perspective these days. He’s got a new book out titled “Understanding Trump,” currently ranked No. 1 in political books on Amazon and No. 11 among all books.
“Even today, months after Trump won the election and was sworn in as president, the news media still tries to cover him as if he were a normal politician, and his ideological opponents continue to be viciously dishonest. They are either clueless or lying. Ignore them,” Mr. Gingrich advises readers in his new work.
“America has never seen a candidate and a president like Trump. Many in the elite political class and the national media still simply do not — and cannot — grasp his methods. Since he announced his bid for presidency, Donald J. Trump has been misunderstood, underestimated and misrepresented,” the author continues. “Elites snubbed him, but his message resonated with normal Americans.”
Newt Gingrich has many criticisms of the “Russia baloney” story, and he has written a new book on President Trump as well.