Newt Gingrich said during a recent interview that some people in Washington are resisting Trump because he is actually draining the swamp and they don’t want it.
The Hill reported:
Gingrich: ‘The alligators are really unhappy’ that Trump is ‘draining the swamp’
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says the Washington, D.C., establishment is enraged with President Trump because he is following through on his promise to “drain the swamp.”
“Donald Trump really is draining the swamp, and the alligators are really unhappy,” Gingrich told John Catsimatidis on AM970’s “The Answer.” “This guy is actually doing what he said he would do: We’re getting conservative judges nominated. We are getting regulations rolled back.”
“We’re getting a much more aggressive pro-American trade policy and pro-American foreign policy,” Gingrich said. “The other side sees this as the end of their way of life.”
The former House leader pointed to the release of American hostages held by the Taliban by Pakistani troops this week as a concrete result of Trump’s foreign policy shift.
“The Pakistanis understand how much tougher and how much more aggressive the Trump Administration is than the Obama Administration,” Gingrich said. “And I think they’re trying to find some way to appease us because they know that we are very angry at them.”
If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the last year, it’s that the swamp doesn’t want to be drained. Too many people are benefiting from it.