Date: December 06, 2016
In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity Monday night, Gingrich favorably compared Trump’s Taiwan call to President Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba earlier this year.
FORMER OBAMA NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER SAYS TRUMP CALL WITH TAIWAN ‘DIDN’T BOTHER ME’
“[Trump] accepted a phone call from the freely elected head of a democracy of 23 million people and frankly, if it’s OK for President Obama to go down and hang out with the Castro dictatorship, it ought to be OK for Donald Trump to talk to a democracy,” Gingrich said.
“But he’s also sending a very tough signal to Beijing,” the former Speaker continued. “This ain’t the old order, we’re not gonna let you push us around. You don’t dictate to us.”
Gingrich also defended Trump’s agreement with Carrier that enabled the air conditioning manufacturer to keep hundreds of jobs in Indiana, calling the president-elect a pragmatist “in the classic American sense.” [FULL STORY]