Gingrich: Trump ran for president because he said it would be ‘a lot more fun’ than buying a yacht
Gingrich claims Trump asked him in 2015 what “the bottom line” would be if he were to run for president. Gingrich states he told Trump it might cost him about $70 million to 80 million.
“His response was priceless. After a moment of thought, he said, ‘$70 to 80 million: that would be a yacht. This would be a lot more fun than a yacht!’” Gingrich wrote.
Referring to his own wife, Callista, Gingrich added, “That’s when Callista and I learned that a Trump candidacy was likely—and a Trump presidency was possible.”
Gingrich admitted that Trump reportedly told him he managed to spend much less.
“’By the way, I know you said I needed to spend eighty million but I’ve only spent thirty million. I feel kind of bad,’” Gingrich said Trump admitted later.
It goes without saying that Gingrich, whose wife is now ambassador to the Vatican, is a loyal shill for the former reality TV show host occupying the West Wing. This morning on ABC This Week, Gingrich continued to push the White House line on the investigation into allegations that trump is neck-deep in obstruction of justice:
He didn’t impede the investigation. There’s no evidence. First of all, the FBI itself has said, they have all the money they have asked for. They have had no problems getting resources. I think he fired Comey because Comey’s public behavior was so destructive.