The recent defeat of the American Health Care Act helped supporters of President Donald Trump draw a clear line in the sand between those Republicans on board with Trump’s vision for America and those who are, for obvious financial interests, loyal to the Republican establishment.
Many have faulted Speaker of the House Paul Ryan for his failure in seeing Trump’s vision through, between the sloppy bill he put together and the haphazard attempt to drum up votes for the bill. Newt Gingrich, however, dug deeper and revealed what Ryan really did to sabotage Trump’s work for the American people.
Stated Ryan about what happened, “Donald Trump is a very smart guy. He just went through an experience that wasn’t what he was told. He had been told that everything was under control, the leadership could deliver, he didn’t have to pay too much attention, come in at the very end and close the deal. And it got to be a total mess.”
Added Newt, “I can guarantee you that if this had been one of his hotels, one of his buildings, one of his golf courses, there’d be a lot of personnel changes tonight. And I think what you’re gonna see is that he’s gonna rethink how he’s going to approach the Congress based on this outcome. Because it was so totally, utterly unacceptable.”
Gingrich explained, “Paul Ryan is at a real turning point. Ryan’s a very smart guy, nobody should take that away from him. And he knows an immense amount about policy. But he’s gotta decide, in the world of Trump, where you’re doing really bold, really different things, is he willing to spend the time and the energy, listening to everybody, even when he doesn’t agree with them, doesn’t think they make any sense, because only by, we used to use a model of listen, learn, help and lead. And only by doing this, and you’ve talked about it some, only by getting everybody in the dialogue, you have a chance of ultimately getting to the majority. And I think this was an example, that starting at the top, trying to run it through the system is not going to work.” Do you agree with Newt Gingrich?