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Gingrich: Trump Is 'Handling the Senate Badly'

Fox Business' "Mornings with Maria"

By    |   Friday, 11 Aug 2017 02:20 PM

For the second consecutive day, Newt Gingrich tried to throw some advice toward President Donald Trump — quit attacking the players on your own team.

The former House speaker turned Fox News contributor reminded Trump and conservatives that Democrats are the ones to blame for the failure to repeal Obamacare, not Senate Republicans and especially not Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

"No, it's not the Senate that's the problem. It's the whole problem, that's the problem," Gingrich said Friday on Fox Business' "Mornings with Maria" program.

"As much as I admire the president, and as much as I think he's handling North Korea well, I think he's handling the Senate about equally badly," Gingrich told host Maria Bartiromo.

"I disagree with this entire strategy, if it is a strategy," Gingrich said. "He's not gonna get anywhere; Mitch McConnell's gonna be the Republican leader of the Senate — period. End of story."

Gingrich repeated many of the things he said Thursday on Fox News when he said Trump has to shoulder some of the blame for the failure to repeal Obamacare.

"Look at the language he uses; it's not a 'he-us' kind of situation. The president is on the field. He's not an owner sitting up in the box. He's one of the players," Gingrich said. "There were 16 Democrats who voted no for every Republican who voted no; 49 of the Republicans voted yes out of 52 — by any standard I know of, that's a lot.

"Yet what do we do — we pick a fight with the guy who led the 49 to a yes, and we ignore the 48 who are getting a free pass here," Gingrich said. "If I were a Senate Democrat, I'd love this fight. It allows them to have no responsibility.

"The president would do well to read Mitch McConnell's book, 'The Long Game,'" Gingrich said. "McConnell's a very smart man. McConnell's gonna come back and find other ways to get this done."

Gingrich predicts McConnell and Sen. Lamar Alexander will pass through a series of bills vs. one big deal to get repeal done.

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