Trump highlights Gingrich comments on 'coup' by 'left-wingers'

 Trump highlights Gingrich comments on 'coup' by 'left-wingers'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpLawmakers release defense bill with parental leave-for-Space-Force deal House Democrats expected to unveil articles of impeachment Tuesday Houston police chief excoriates McConnell, Cornyn and Cruz on gun violence MORE highlighted comments from former Speaker Newt GingrichNewton (Newt) Leroy GingrichMORE (R-Ga.) describing the impeachment inquiry as a “coup” by “left-wingers.”

The White House tweeted out a video of the former Speaker on “Fox & Friends,” accompanied by text of his quote describing the House Democrats’ efforts as a “coup.” The president retweeted the White House’s post.

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“Newt Gingrich: ‘What you have is a coup being orchestrated by left-wingers in the bureaucracy, left-wingers in the news media, and left-wingers in the House Democrats,’ ” the tweet read. 

 

The former Speaker defended the president on the Fox News program, saying Trump was “asking for help in getting to the truth” in his phone call with the Ukrainian president that is now under scrutiny in the House. Gingrich compared the impeachment inquiry to the Salem witch trials, saying “all of this is garbage.”

A whistleblower report filed to the House indicated the president asked Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenGabbard says she won't participate in next debate even if she qualifies House Democrats expected to unveil articles of impeachment Tuesday FBI head rejects claims of Ukrainian 2016 interference MORE and his son on unfounded corruption allegations days after withholding military aid from the country.

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse Democrats expected to unveil articles of impeachment Tuesday Impeachment witness to meet with Senate GOP Tuesday Press: Pelosi strikes back, hatred is a sin MORE (D-Calif.) launched the inquiry after news of the report broke in September. Trump has repeatedly called the House inquiry a “coup” and a “witch hunt.”