The promises of unity that President Joe Biden outlined in his inaugural address have nothing to do with the "very tough left-wing, divisive actions" that are on display through his extensive rollout of executive actions, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Monday.
"I think he gave a reasonable and pretty decent speech as an inaugural address, but I don't think it had anything to do with the administration," Gingrich said on Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "When you say let's talk about unity and you walk down the street to the White House and you sign, I think, 17 executive orders, virtually every one of them opposed by 75 million people, it's a little hard to see how you are pitching unity."
Gingrich's comments came as Biden was prepared on Monday to sign an executive order aimed toward closing loopholes in existing "Buy American" provisions.
The president has already signed 30 executive orders overall after being sworn in last week, including measures to halt funding for former President Donald Trump's border wall, reversing his Muslim country travel ban, imposing a mask mandate for federal property, and actions in the fight against COVID-19 reports CNN.
Gingrich Monday pointed out that none of Biden's orders were vetted through any Republicans, and that the president didn't meet with Senate or House members before signing them.
He also said that the president's immigration orders, including a moratorium on deportations, will not help safety measures for the United States.
Gingrich further spoke out against Trump's pending impeachment trial, particularly a provision that would prohibit him from seeking office again.
"What's the moral standing of a bunch of politicians in Washington tell the rest of the American people you can't vote for this guy ever again?" said Gingrich.
He added that the only thing unifying Democrats is their "hatred of Donald Trump," and predicted that if Trump spends six months being quiet and watching the situation, "the Democratic Party" will fall apart because he is the only "ongoing principle that they can agree on."
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