(FreedomJournal.org)- Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, said recently that he believes President Donald Trump will go down as “one of the most disruptive figures ever to lead the United States.”
As part of a Fox Nation series called “Crisis 2020: Newt Gingrich on America’s Future,” the former speaker said he has been involved in three “disruptive experiences” in his career. He recalled:
“The first was in the late ’70s, early ’80s with Ronald Reagan, who just shook everything up. There were periods where people thought that he was a cowboy from out west and didn’t know what he was doing.
“[Reagan] took a foreign policy that was failing, and nine years later, the Soviet Union disappeared — that was disruption.”
Gingrich served in the House during the Reagan administration and was very early on in his career. Later on, he became the first Republican Speaker of the House in 40 years. During that time under the Clinton administration is when Gingrich says the next disruptive experience of his career took place. He recalled:
“We got the largest capital gains tax cut in history. We passed welfare reform, and the result was the largest decline of children in poverty in American history as parents went to work earned more money, left poverty. Hugely successful story. We balanced the federal budget for four straight years.”
Even with all those advances, Gingrich said that he thinks the legacy that Trump will leave behind will be even further reaching. He said:
“I would have to say, in all honesty, Trump is a much bigger disruptor than I was. I was speaker of the House. I disrupted as much as I could, but speakers have more limited power than presidents.”
Gingrich went even further, saying he believes Trump will go down as one of the most iconic presidents that America has ever had. He continued:
I think the only two comparable disruptors were Andrew Jackson, who in personality was much more like Trump, and Abraham Lincoln, who by circumstance couldn’t avoid it. He had to preside over and win a civil war.
“I think that if you look at the 200 judges he’s [Trump] gotten approved, if you look at the regulations he’s repealed, if you look at the power of the ideas he’s been pushing, he will go down in history as one of the most disruptive figures ever to lead the United States.”
Gingrich was at one time the face of the Republican Party. When Bill Clinton was in the White House, Gingrich was leading the Republican-led House of Representatives and was still getting things done that were positive for the United States.
He has an insider’s perspective on what works, what doesn’t and what needs to happen to get things done, even when Congress is split and the House is led by a party that differs from that of the president. Gingrich’s words about Trump are sure to resonate with a lot of people in advance of the General Election in November.