In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Monday night, Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich defended President-elect Donald Trump’s phone call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, saying it sent “a very tough signal to Beijing.”
“Trump accepted a phone call from the freely elected head of a democracy of 23 million people and frankly, if it’s OK for President Obama to go down and hang out with the Castro dictatorship, it ought to be OK for Donald Trump to talk to a democracy,” Gingrich said.
“But he’s also sending a very tough signal to Beijing,” Gingrich continued. “This ain’t the old order, we’re not gonna let you push us around. You don’t dictate to us.”
While on the show, Gingrich and Hannity also discussed Trump’s process of choosing the next Secretary of State, as well as the White House press office under Trump’s administration.
Gingrich’s interview can be seen below:
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