Watch Newt Gingrich School MSNBC Hosts On Race Relations Under Obama (VIDEO)
Only a very foolish person would ever try to debate Newt Gingrich. He has a remarkable command of the facts when it comes to political issues and he’s not afraid to tell people why they’re wrong.
In a recent appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Gingrich gave away some free education on race relations under Obama.
NewsBusters has the details:
On Monday, the Morning Joe crew covered issues from Trump’s VP pick to the devastating murder of three police officers over the weekend. On the one hand, host Joe Scarborough praised Barack Obama for his “pitch perfect” tone in speeches following police shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge. On the other hand, guest Newt Gingrich minced no words in his attack on collapsing race relations due to failed policies of the Obama Administration. The contrast was stark, as each portrayed the president in a very different light.
GINGRICH: Well, the risk of once again being divisive. As long as you have Barack Obama doing what he did over the last few years. You’ve had 7 1/2 years of a black president. 7 1/2 years of a black attorney general. Gallup report race relations are worse than any time in the last 17 years. Why? Because how often has he hit the police. He hit the police in Cambridge and he was wrong. He hit the police in Ferguson, he was wrong. He hit the police about Florida, he was wrong. At what point does the president have some obligation to say – you know there are two parts of this. One. We have got to better understand the experience of being black in America and in places like Chicago where 3,200 people have been killed in the Obama presidency, we better have a strategy that works. We don’t.
SCARBOROUGH: What is a strategy that works?
GINGRICH: You start with New York City which has reduced the murder rate by 85% from where it was when Giuliani went in. Now nobody on the left wants to hear that. But you look at the number of thousands of people who would be alive today if Chicago had the New York strategy.
SCARBOROUGH: Why don’t they?
GINGRICH: I think because they think it is too intrusive. It requires too many policemen. They don’t want to spend the money on cops. Well you don’t spend the money on cops, you spend the money on funerals.
SCARBOROUGH: Let me ask you about Barack Obama’s statement yesterday and after Dallas. Don’t you think he moved in the right direction?
GINGRICH: Yeah. 7 1/2 years into his presidency, he began to realize now that we’ve had two massacres of policemen that maybe as president of the United States and leader of law and order in America, he should say something on behalf of law and order. I mean, that’s fairly pathetic.
Watch the video:
Ouch! That’s gonna leave a mark.