Donald Trump backs his instincts which are often right: Newt Gingrich

"He beat 15 other people for the nomination. He beat Secretary Clinton for the presidency. He took on virtually the entire national media and beat them." said Gingrich.

By: PTI | Washington | Updated: November 14, 2016 1:31 am
donald trump, trump, trump news, trump presidency, donald trump news, newt gingrich, world news, indian express, In this July 6, 2016 file photo, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks before introducing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Cincinnati. (AP Photo, File)

Donald Trump is very strong- willed and has a great deal of faith in his own instincts which are right more often than not, a top Republican leader and a close aide of the President-elect said today. “This (Trump) is a very strong-willed guy who has risen in remarkable ways,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told CBS News.

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“He’s worth USD 4 billion to USD 10 billion. He beat 15 other people for the nomination. He beat Secretary Clinton for the presidency. He took on virtually the entire national media and beat them. He has a great deal of faith in his own instincts. And you have to say, most days, he’s more right than we were,” Gingrich said. Gingrich, a close confidant of Trump, said the President- elect wants to restructure the federal government in particular the State Department and the Pentagon. Gingrich defended Trump for tweeting to deliver his message to the people.

“Look, it’s a technique for reaching 13 or 14 million people at no cost and gets him around ‘The New York Times’,”
he said. “My advice to that is to always have an editor (but still keep tweeting),” he said in response to questions.
Trump, he said, is a mainstream conservative who wants to profoundly take on the left. The left is infuriated that anybody would challenge the legitimacy of their moral superiority.

“So the left goes hysterical,” Gingrich said. “But the fact is — and you get this all these smears of Steve Bannon. Steve Bannon was a naval officer. He was a managing partner of Goldman Sachs. He was a Hollywood movie producer. The idea that somehow he represents — I had never heard of the alt-right until the nut cakes started writing about it,” he said. Responding to a question on deportation of illegal immigrants having criminal history, Gingrich said that there would be substantial deportations.

“They’re called criminals. I mean, two million people would be a lot of people to deport. If at the same time, you can gain control of the border, and if you pass as guest- worker programme, you would be a long way towards then, three or four or five years from now, dealing with the rest of the folks who are here without legal permission,” he said.

“By that stage, we would accommodate it in some way. I think, in terms of Obamacare, it’s going to be repealed. But
there are certain aspects of it that are very widely supported. And you don’t want to capriciously take away the right of somebody to be on their parents’ insurance until 26,” Gingrich said.

“You want to protect the right to have insurance coverage without any kind of precondition. But that means, if you’re
not going to have a mandate, which we’re not, and it hasn’t been effective — they can’t punish young people with taxes enough to get them to buy insurance,” he said.