Newt Gingrich said (Dec. 21) that Donald Trump’s “drain the swamp” catch phrase was “cute” but that the President-elect now disclaims it.
During an interview with NPR’s “Morning Edition” (Dec. 21), host Rachel Martin asked if the former House speaker had been “working in the swamp, to use Donald Trump’s language.”
“I’m told he now just disclaims that. He now says it was cute, but he doesn’t want to use it anymore,” Gingrich said, referring to the phrase. “I’d written what I thought was a very cute tweet about ‘the alligators are complaining,’ and somebody wrote back and said they were tired of hearing this stuff.”
(Talking Points Memo)