Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told Fox News’ “Hannity” Wednesday that President Trump would be the first trip abroad as head of the Executive in the memory as a “historic turning point” in the fight against Islamic terrorism.
Gingrich reserved special praise for Trump’s speech to Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia, while the US President called for a “coalition of Nations” to “stamp out extremism” and “drive out the terrorists in their places of worship.”
“The speech was so powerful,” Gingrich told host Sean Hannity. “I think people will look back and say, ‘What a historic turning point.’ … He speaks to the leadership of the Sunni world, and you take it. You are to applaud.”
Gingrich told host Sean Hannity that he was “very surprised at how intensely serious [Trump]” through the mediation of a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
“Things [are] that happens, practically, they are real,” the former speaker said. “Very much Donald Trump-like.”
Gingrich also confirmed that his wife, Callista, had been nominated by the President of the United States Ambassador to the Vatican.
“As a girl who grew up in the Church and who sings in the Basilica [of the National Shrine of the Immaculate conception in Washington], and they are incredibly excited,” he said.