Few sensible people would argue with the assertion that Donald Trump is the most embattled President in recent memory. Not even Bill Clinton, who was faced down by Ken Starr and what Hillary called a “vast right wing conspiracy,” had to deal with a news media complex that spent every 24-hour news cycle obsessing over his every mannerism searching desperately for anything that could be interpreted in a negative light.
Thanks to the Project Veritas expose, we now know that the Russian conspiracy theory is considered- even by the networks that have been pushing it- to be a big “nothing burger.” Despite this, they have spent their every waking moment gunning for Donald Trump. Then, of course, there are the death threats coming from members of the public, the media, Hollywood, and academia.
All of this rabid opposition has served as evidence to Trump’s supporters that he is up against something truly pernicious, whether it’s the “establishment,’ the “deep state,” or something else. But Newt Gingrich, who said half way through the campaign that the Washington DC establishment sees Trump as a threat because he was “never a member of their secret societies” and is not beholden to the same monied interests that they are- has come out and offered more detail about what he believes the President is up against. The former House Speaker told interviewer Larry Kudlow that he believed Donald Trump is going to be in the fight of his life for the next eight years.
“We are in a cultural civil war. The establishment was so offended that Trump might first, take the GOP in a hostile takeover and then win the White House in a hostile takeover that they will do virtually anything it takes to destroy him.”
Gingrich does not shy away from criticizing Trump’s detractors on the Left, but what’s most surprising is what he has to say about many on the conservative side of Washington who he believes do not have American’s best interests at heart. He told Kudlow that the Republicans who are opposing Trump’s health care bill should follow through on their promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
Gingrich said, “McConnell has been working hard. He said to the president, ‘I don’t know how this will end up but we will get this done in some way.’ I believe him. I think they will keep pushing and pushing.”
Gingrich also praised Trump for his many accomplishments during his first six months in office with a special focus on the regulatory and judiciary changes he’s made in that time.
“He’s reshaping the federal judiciary in such a short amount of time,” said Gingrich. “When it comes to regulations, they have removed 16 regulations for each new regulation they’ve put in place. That’s an astonishing number.”
With this in mind, Gingrich offered a stern admonishment to the Trump administration regarding Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He said it would be a big mistake if he was to fire Sessions over some of their recent disagreements.
“There is a lot of good in Jeff Sessions,” Gingrich told Fox News. “It would be a big mistake for President Trump to do anything other than to move forward with Sessions.”
This comes after Sessions set stronger civil asset forfeiture powers in motion which allow law enforcement to take private property from citizens on the spot with no legal process to stop it. The conflict between Sessions and the President was exacerbated when Sessions recused himself earlier this month and released the following statement.
“During the course of the confirmation proceedings on my nomination, I advised the Judiciary Committee that if a matter arose where my impartiality might be questioned, I would consult Department ethics officials on how best to proceed. I met with Department officials over whether I should recuse myself from matters arising from presidential campaigns. I decided to recuse myself from any investigations of matters related to campaigns for President. I’ve taken no actions regarding such matters.”
This recusal has been interpreted by President Trump as a betrayal, and he has been especially vociferous about it on Twitter and elsewhere. But it might be wise for the President to take Gingrich’s advice.
Of course, the President has a history of getting rid of anyone who is not 100% on board with him. He is a business man, not a politician. That is largely why he has been so exceptional in the role. But this may be an area where he might benefit by learning to be more lenient.
~ American Liberty Report