Newt Gingrich

Teaching “American”

We need to go back to teaching people how to be American — to assimilating them into an American civilization. We absorb lots of people from lots of places. We can do it again, but part of that requires that we defeat this left-wing mythology that you can be multicultural and still be a single country. I think we can have many peoples come to America, but they need to learn to be American if they’re going to live here.

– Republican Newt Gingrich, March 22, 2017, forgetting to mention what he means by “American

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Newt Gingrich

Laws Don’t Apply to the Wealthy

We’ve never seen this kind of wealth in the White House, and so traditional rules don’t work. We’re going to have to think up a whole new approach.

In the case of the president, he has a broad ability to organize the White House the way he wants to. He also has, frankly, the power of the pardon. It’s a totally open power. He could simply say, ‘Look, I want them to be my advisers. I pardon them if anyone finds them to have behaved against the rules. Period. Technically, under the Constitution, he has that level of authority.

– Republican Newt Gingrich, December 19, 2016, when ask about Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest

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