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Gingrich: Trump Has Done 'Pretty Well' During First 100 Days

Fox News' "Fox & Friends"

By    |   Monday, 24 Apr 2017 01:40 PM

President Donald Trump has done "pretty well overall" during his first 100-day period in office, and has experienced some growth as he learns more about his duties in the White House.

"He got a conservative Supreme Court justice, he's reestablished America's role in the world, he will have had I think 29 or 30 executive orders, the most since World War II," Gingrich told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" show. "The truth is, they've passed about 28 bills in Congress that he signed."

"They didn't pass the one big one in healthcare," he continued. "He has gotten a lot of things done that people aren't aware of. He has a very strong Cabinet in place, and the meetings he's having today are a sign of that."

The president came to the White House never having held public office before, said Gingrich, but he's learning rapidly and he'll keep learning.

"I think he's probably got a year, year and a half learning curve involved because it's such a big complicated job, but overall, he's done very well," said Gingrich. "I liked what he said about the dreamers yesterday, the young people who came here when they were very, very young distinguishing them from, say, MS-13, a gang that we should hunt down and get rid of. And I think that kind of sophistication is going to go very, very well."

Meanwhile, Gingrich said he'd give Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell an A-plus grade when it comes to the Senate, as he has done an "extraordinary job."

"He has got virtually the entire Cabinet through," said Gingrich. "He got a Supreme Court justice through. He has done very, very well. I would say that [House Speaker] Paul Ryan said it correctly when he said that they're moving from being a majority in opposition, which they did for six years, to being a majority that's governing and frankly it's hard."

Trump is facing a challenge when it comes to his call for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, and Gingrich said he'd advise him to get out of the way and allow Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to take charge.

"He used to be the Marine Corps' liaison to Congress," said Gingrich. "He's one of the smartest people I've ever worked with. Let the left debate Kelly. Let Kelly explain that MS-13 kills people. Let Kelly explain the dangers of open border in terms of murders, rapists."

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