Ever since the election of #Donald Trump, the political divide in the United States has only widened. While supporters of the president have continued to stand by his side, critics have only gotten louder, with many accusing Trump of pushing a racist policy agenda.
Gingrich on Trump
Last week, President Donald Trump honored former President #Andrew Jackson and did so at his old slave plantation called Hermitage in Tennessee. Trump spoke highly of Jackson, whose legacy has come under fire in recent years, as historians have put a greater focus on the fact he owned as many as 300 slaves over the course of life, while being responsible for the deadly Trail of Tears. Despite this, others continue to praise Jackson, mostly notably Republicans, which is ironic since the seventh President of the United States was the founder of the Democratic Party. After Trump's meeting and aftermath with German Chancellor Angela Merkel wasn't well-received by the press, former House Speaker #Newt Gingrich opened up on the issue during a March 19 interview on Fox News.
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On Sunday afternoon, Newt Gingrich appeared on Fox News, and decided to praise Donald Trump. "One of the sad things about the week was that the president went to Nashville to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Andrew Jackson. Gave a very, very important speech," Gingrich said, before claiming that it was "unfortunate" the media didn't cover it further.
Newt Gingrich went on to turn his attention to Donald Trump's recent meeting with Angela Merkel, before comparing the former host of "The Apprentice" to Andrew Jackson. "The president is going to be like Andrew Jackson," Gingrich said, before predicting that Trump will be an "intensely American president." "He is gonna represent American values. American interests," he continued, before explaining that Merkel and Germany are just not on the same page as the United States, which he believes was the cause of the obvious friction between the two.
Though conservatives like Newt Gingrich believe Donald Trump represents American values, not everyone in the country is in agreement. According to a recently released poll by Gallup, the president's favorability has dropped to just 37 percent.