Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich weighed in on the missing EgyptAir airliner en route to Cairo from Paris that disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea early Thursday morning local time and presumptive Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s reaction.
Looks like yet another terrorist attack. Airplane departed from Paris. When will we get tough, smart and vigilant? Great hate and sickness!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2016
Gingrich acknowledged that Trump may have been a little early with his reaction, but said both President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, now the Democratic presidential front-runner, have been ignoring the threat for the last seven-and-a-half years.
“[B]arack Obama has ignored the facts for seven-and-a-half years,” Gingrich said. “Hillary Clinton ignored the facts for seven-and-a-half years. Maybe Donald Trump is a couple hours early. We’ll find out. I thought you had a great panel just now. I thought they made very good points. And on this incident, I wanted to wait a few hours to see what the data is. But the overall reality that we’re faced with Islamic supremacists, that we’re faced with a huge terrorist threat. We’ve had a president for seven-and-a-half years who has frankly failed to do his job. We have a secretary of state now candidate for president who has failed to do her job. Neither one of them wants to tell us the truth about Islamic supremacists. And so I’m sympathetic with Trump who gets the basic principle there are people out there who want to kill us.
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