(National Sentinel) ‘Fantasy’: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich had a scathing response to former President Obama’s claim that viewers of Fox News “live on a different planet” than those who watch NPR or other Left-leaning media outlets.
In an interview with Fox News‘ Sean Hannity, the former Speaker said it will be Obama who, many years from now, will still be living in a fantasy world, convinced that his policies in the White House were successful.
“I listened to (Obama’s comments) and I thought to myself, ‘This guy is so whacked,’” Gingrich stated, adding that the former Democratic president still doesn’t “get it.”
“Many, many years from now in a nursing home, or a nice retirement community, Barack Obama will be still living in a fantasy life. He’ll think that Iran really wanted to have a deal, he’ll think that high taxes really work, he’ll think that welfare’s a good deal,” Gingrich said.
Hannity went on to criticize the establishment media’s coverage of President Donald J. Trump, saying they lived in a fantasy world believing against all credibility that the president’s campaign colluded with Russia to steal the election from Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Despite a year and a half’s worth of investigating, neither Congress nor the FBI or Justice Department has found any evidence to support the allegations.
Gingrich, who is writing a book called “Trump’s America,” explained the divide in news coverage of the president and Republicans in general.
“Over here is a left-wing, corrupt establishment which sincerely sees this fight as a function of identity politics in which if they lose, they will disappear,” he said.
“Over here are the rest of us who are thinking, ‘A lot of these ideas are really weird,’” noting that Americans are unable to relate to Obama’s thinking on the Iran deal and his progressive ideals pushed while in the White House.
Obama made his comments on David Letterman’s new Netflix series, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman,” which debuted on Friday.
“One of the biggest challenges we have to our democracy is the degree to which we don’t share a common baseline of facts,” he said, as reported by The Hill. “If you watch Fox News, you are living on a different planet than you are if you are listening to NPR.”
The latter has often been criticized for having an extreme Left-wing viewpoint.
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