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Gingrich Disses Sacamucci

“I think that Scaramucci had better be a lot more careful than he has been. He obviously likes the limelight. He obviously likes being in the media. I would say right now that he’s being more pugnacious than effective. I think he ought to slow down a little bit and learn what he’s doing… If he’s gonna be that divisive, I’m not sure he’s gonna be very useful to the President. … I think Scaramucci’s full of himself.”

— Newt Gingrich, harshly criticizing White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci in a radio interview with Laura Ingraham, calling his recent actions “divisive” and “unhelpful.”

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Gingrich Worried Trump Team Will ‘Lose Their Nerve’

Look, they’re going to arrive in Washington, and for them to be successful they have to stake out positions that DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile will not like and the left will hate. I’m worried that when they realize how big the problem is, that they decide that they’re just going to do the best they can and give in.

— Newt Gingrich, telling ABC News that his greatest worry is that President-elect Donald Trump and his team will “lose their nerve” once in office.

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Gingrich: ‘Little Trump’ Is Pathetic

There’s a big Trump and a little Trump. The little Trump is frankly pathetic.

— Newt Gingrich, in an interview on Fox Business.

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Trump and Gingrich are Like Pirates, Says Gingrich

Look, in many ways Donald Trump is like a pirate. He’s outside the normal system, he gets things done, he’s bold, he’s actually like a figure out of a movie. In a lot of ways, my entire career has been a little bit like a pirate.

— Newt Gingrich, quoted by Politico.

Enumerati

Gingrich Still Owes $4.6 Million from 2012 Campaign

$4.6 million

“The biggest chunk of the debt, nearly $1 million, is owed for Gingrich’s use of private jets to fly from event to event through charter travel company Moby Dick Airways. The campaign also owes more than $400,000 for Gingrich’s personal security to the Patriot Group, and $128,000 to the Winston Group… Several other well-known names are also among Gingrich’s creditors, including former Rep. J.C. Watts and Herman Cain for ‘strategic consulting’ and travel, as well as Kellyanne Conway’s The Polling Company, which conducted polls for the Gingrich campaign and is owed more than $20,000,” reports the Daily Beast.

Enumerati

Warren, Gingrich Seen as Likely Veep Picks

2 thirds

“More than a third of likely voters backing Democrat Hillary Clinton in the latest Bloomberg Politics national poll say she should pick Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, a darling of the party’s liberal wing, as her running mate. … On the Republican side, almost a third of likely voters supporting Donald Trump say former House Speaker Newt Gingrich would be his best pick.”

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Gingrich Advocates a New House Un-American Activities Committee

Let me go a step further, because remember, San Bernardino, Fort Hood, and Orlando involve American citizens. We’re going to ultimately declare a war on Islamic supremacists and we’re going to say, if you pledge allegiance to ISIS, you are a traitor and you have lost your citizenship. And we’re going take much tougher positions. In the late 1930s, President Franklin Roosevelt was faced with Nazi penetration in the United States. We originally created the House Un-American Activities Committee to go after Nazis. We passed several laws in 1938 and 1939 to go after Nazis and we made it illegal to help the Nazis. We’re going to presently have to go take the similar steps here.

— Newt Gingrich, in an interview on Fox News.

Poetic Justice

Demons of Democracy

For Marco Rubio, the veep question is moot,
Though Jesse Ventura as veep would be a hoot.
But with six wives between ’em
And no one more loathsome,
Imagine the abominable ticket of Donald and Newt!

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Newt Channels Donald, Rips Mitt as ‘Pathetic’

It’s pathetic… I don’t know what happened to Mitt, but it is weird; it is bizarre. Having a guy like that go berserk in public makes you wonder what his problems are.

— Newt Gingrich, lambasting Mitt Romney for his failed drive to derail Donald Trump, calling his actions “pathetic” and his effort “not particularly effective,” the Wall Street Journal reports.