Former President Barack Obama "presided over the collapse of his own party," because he loved himself, ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Monday, while discussing a weekend Berlin speech in which Obama reportedly mentioned himself hundreds of times.
"I think that we should remember that the 'I, me, I, me' president presided over the collapse of his own party," Gingrich told Fox News' "Hannity." "They lost more state legislative seats, governorships, control of the U.S. House, control of the Senate. In a sense, that's because, in the end, Barack Obama loved Barack Obama. The country sort of wanted somebody to actually deliver something."
The mainstream media has, however, kept Obama popular among Democrats, where he still enjoys a 95 percent favorable rating, Gingrich said.
"He presided over the biggest collapse of the Democratic Party in modern times but because of the news media, of course, you'd never quite know that," Gingrich commented.
During his speech in Berlin, Obama spoke on a range of topics, from capitalism to mindfulness and also discussed the ongoing border and immigration issues, including commenting it is not fair to label everyone who is disturbed by migration as being a racist.
"What I think we have to do in order to push back against . . . what are clearly racist motives of some . . . we can't label everybody who is disturbed by immigration as a racist," Obama said, adding a "human, intelligent, thoughtful, orderly immigration policy that is grounded in our better selves and our better values" is needed.
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