Newt Gingrich Is Not Mad At Mitt Romney At All, Nope (AUDIO)

Former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Newt Gingrich (Republican of Georgia) speaks to journalists following a meeting with US President-elect Donald Trump, in the Trump Tower, November 21, 2016... Former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Newt Gingrich (Republican of Georgia) speaks to journalists following a meeting with US President-elect Donald Trump, in the Trump Tower, November 21, 2016, in New York, New York. Credit: Aude Guerrucci / Pool via CNP - NO WIRE SERVICE - Photo by: Aude Guerrucci/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images MORE LESS
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Newt Gingrich, a vice chair on Donald Trump’s transition team, mocked potential secretary of state pick Mitt Romney for “sucking up” to the President-elect at a dinner Tuesday night.

“You have never, ever in your career seen a wealthy adult who is independent, has been a presidential candidate, suck up at the rate that Mitt Romney is sucking up,” Gingrich told conservative radio host Laura Ingram on Wednesday.

“I am confident that he thinks now that he and Donald Trump are the best of friends, they have so many things in common. That they’re both such wise, brilliant people,” Gingrich continued. “And I’m sure last night at an elegant three-star restaurant, he was happy to share his version of populism, which involve a little fois gras, a certain amount of superb cooking, but put that in a populist happy manner.”

But a man of the people, Gingrich himself is not: A 2011 Washington Post report cited Gingrich’s longtime attorney Randy Evans, who said the former House speaker’s various private enterprises after leaving office had generated close to $100 million in the previous decade.

“The frog legs are very elegant. Callista and I both had fathers who ate frog legs. I did notice that Reince Priebus of Kenosha, Wisconsin decided not to have frog legs,” Gingrich said later in the interview. “I can’t wait to talk to Reince and find out exactly how a guy of his background worked his way through the menu.”

“Luckily for them, Mitt speaks French fluently. So he could help them with the menu. He could say: ‘Ahh, Mr. President-elect. This would be the perfect meal for you,’” Gingrich said.

Romney, who is rumored to be under consideration as Trump’s secretary of state, apparently rubs many in Trump’s inner circle the wrong way. Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s campaign manager and now a senior adviser to the President-elect, said on Sunday, “I’m all for party unity, but I’m not sure we have to pay for that with the secretary of state position.”

Gingrich, who was once subject to speculation as a possible secretary of state, told McClatchy earlier this month that he “will not be in the Cabinet.”

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  1. Gingrich, since you’re one of the people who greatly advanced the decadence of this country and helped bring us to this point, I’d like to invite you to drop dead. You’ll never be the savior of Western Civilization you imagined yourself as, actually you’re a huge net loss to it, but your going “poof” would help the cause. Just a thought.

  2. What fools they all are. As I’ve said elsewhere I work for a Trump clone, and have done so for 15 years, so this is all so incredibly familiar to me. Trump LOVES this! The drama. The infighting and he holds the power to reward or not. The puppet master. Then Trump plays savior to whomever he chooses, he badmouths them all and they dont’ seem to get that. He doesn’t give a damn about any of them or the country - its a moments entertainment, rather like the toy in a Happy Meal, until the next thing comes along to pull his attention. Then he’ll get all in the details of that and micro manage or tweet storm and leave things half done, half decided, contradicting the last thing he said or did. These are going to be the longest and hairiest 4 years for America.

  3. Petty Pouty Pouffy Boy - thanks for confirming all the poor opinions I had about you.

  4. Romney comes off as weak and pathetic. He’s wealthy - he doesn’t need this yet here he is; bending over backwards to appease the Yam. As soon as he got the call the at he was being considered for SoS for the Pepe administration he should have told the person on the other end to fuck off. Instead he’s sucking up harder than a brand new Dyson.

    No way would I trust him to be a good effective SoS. He has no resolve and seems like he’d be just a puppet whose strings are being pulled. I think he’s a coward

  5. Avatar for brd813 brd813 says:

    Step 1, Make Mitt apologize for all the true things he said about The Donald.
    Step 2, The Donald thanks Mitt for saying nice things about him.
    Step 3, Drag Mitt along on The Donald’s victory tour to say good things about The Donald.
    Step 4, Don’t announce the new Secretary of State till Jan. 13.
    Step 5, Nominate somebody other than Mitt.

    The perfect payback by the Donald.

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