Throughout his entire campaign, and even after his election, President-elect Donald J. Trump has acted as though he knows exactly what it takes to be in the most powerful position in the world. According to former House speaker Newt Gingrich, who is also one of Trump’s top supporters, the president-elect recently admitted to him that he bit off way more than he could chew and is not prepared for the presidency.
On Tuesday, Gingrich told USA Today during an interview what the president-elect told him during their meeting at Trump Tower last week:
‘He commented, ‘This is really a bigger job than I thought.’ Which is good. He should think that.’
The former House Speaker continued, saying that as president of the United States:
‘You have war and peace, you have enormous powers and it all comes down to the Oval Office and it all comes down to you.’
Trump is going to be the first president in United States history with absolutely no prior political or military experience. Also, in August, fifty security advisers signed a letter saying Trump would make “a dangerous president,” putting “at risk our country’s national security and well-being” due to his lack of experience. Many Americans also had concerns about The Orange Man’s lack of qualifications, but for some reason voted for him anyway.
Gingrich described Trump as “one-third Andrew Jackson in disruption, one-third Theodore Roosevelt in sheer energy, and one-third P.T. Barnum in selling all the time,” and said that the political world has yet to come to reality with the type of change the election of “the most insurgent president in American history” may bring.
Perhaps someone should have explained the terms and conditions of Trump’s presidency, in a way in which his tiny brain could comprehend, before he decided to even run for the Oval Office. Maybe then he would have thought twice about being responsible for the lives of hundreds of millions of Americans and possibly even the entire planet. If he thinks his job is tough now, just wait until he’s sworn in.
The video below, courtesy of YouTube, is the interview between USA Today and Gingrich.
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