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Gingrich: Trump Will Stress US 'Moving in the Right Direction'

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By    |   Monday, 29 January 2018 12:09 PM

President Donald Trump likely will use his first State of the Union address to stress that things are "moving in the right direction" in the United States, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Monday.

"I think what he will say is that he wants to be the president of the whole country, that things are moving in the right direction," Gingrich told Fox News' "Fox & Friends." "For example, African-American unemployment, I think, is now the lowest it has been in modern times. It's a sign that his policies are working."

Gingrich said he also thinks Trump will extend a hand to Democrats on immigration, and will lay out the case for work to restore the nation's infrastructure, as well for a stronger military.

"I think he is coming in with a very strong hand," said Gingrich. "He did very, very well in Davos. His speech was very well-accepted. People were shocked how well he got along with the folks that have been very suspicious of him."

The president has had a "tremendous run" with tax cuts and deregulation, Gingrich added, "so it strikes me that the president's in a pretty good position to say to the American people 'look, this is working, and if we work together, we can create more jobs, have more economic growth.' I think it is going to be a very positive theme."

Meanwhile, Gingrich said there is middle ground Democrats can find with Trump, as long as they understand he will not give up with putting "America first."

"He will not give up fighting for small business, fighting for deregulation and lower taxes," said Gingrich. "He learned over the last yea,  a year to be president. He is clearly learned a lot of lessons. No reason for him to know coming into office the differences between a billionaire in business and being the president of the United States. Now he has had a year of learning."

However, Trump should recognize the investigations that are underway, but not dwell on them, said Gingrich.

"This should be a presidential speech, a speech he is bringing together the country, talking about progress we're making and where we're going from here," said Gingrich. "I hope that is the tone he sets."

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President Donald Trump likely will use his first State of the Union address to stress that things are "moving in the right direction" in the United States, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Monday.
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