Gingrich: Trump has no obligation to hold news conferences
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Former Speaker Newt Gingrich on Tuesday said President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump mocks wind power: 'When the wind doesn't blow, just turn off the television' Pentagon investigator probing whether acting chief boosted former employer Boeing Trump blasts McCain, bemoans not getting 'thank you' for funeral MORE shouldn't feel any obligation to hold news conferences, which he hasn't done since before winning the White House.

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"The news media so totally disgraced itself in this election, if I were Trump I would just say no," Gingrich, a Trump adviser, said during an interview with USA Today's Capital Download. 

"And if the White House Correspondents' Association doesn't like it, I'd say, 'Fine, disband.'"
 
The president-elect hasn't held a news conference since July.
 
During his presidential campaign, and since his victory, Trump has railed on the media for its coverage.
 
 
Members of the press have complained that Trump hasn't adequately informed the media about his decisions. 
 
During the interview Tuesday, Gingrich also said he doesn't think Trump should have posted his tweet last weekend alleging widespread voter fraud.
 
"The president of the United States can't randomly tweet without having somebody check it out," Gingrich told USA Today's weekly video newsmaker series.
 
"It makes you wonder about whatever else he's doing. It undermines much more than just a single tweet. So I'd say that's probably the biggest single thing he's done wrong," he added, referring to the past three weeks since Trump was elected.
 
Trump tweeted last weekend that he would have won the popular vote if "you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally." In a subsequent tweet, the president-elect said there was "serious voter fraud" in Virginia, New Hampshire and California.
 
Gingrich said Trump should continue tweeting, but he should have an "editorial board in-between the first draft and sending it."
 
"But he shouldn't give it up, and he shouldn't give up being Donald Trump," Gingrich said.
 
"He got elected being this unique, charismatic, entrepreneurial guy who breaks lots of rules. ... If he starts getting to be normal, he'll cease being Donald J. Trump."