Scott Adams is still the most entertaining guide to why Trump keeps winning. But former House speaker Newt Gingrich has started carving out his own niche, offering a more conventional style plus the promise of better access.
Gingrich was vetted by team Trump as a potential veep and cabinet pick, but he is staying outside government, focusing on long-term Republican strategy — and his self-appointed role as Trump’s explainer-in-chief.
Here’s a few quotes from Gingrich’s new interview this week with Spiegel.
“[T]his is the most fascinating presidency of my lifetime. I think it has the potential to be very, very good or to be very disappointing, and I’m doing everything I can to make it very good.”
“[Trump] has a grand direction. He doesn’t have a grand strategy. He wants to re-establish American authority and power and to relaunch the American economy.”
“[T]he incompetence of the government is so massive that even a moderately good executive could regain much ground pretty rapidly. Donald Trump is a very good executive.”