Newt Gingrich: Pelosi is ‘whacked,’ ‘deeply out of touch’ if she attacks Trump on the economy

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s new initiative to attack President Trump on the economy shows just how “out of touch with reality” she is, the former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said Wednesday.

Appearing on “America’s Newsroom” with host Ed Henry, Gingrich said that he was surprised by reports she would pivot to that approach because of the Trump administration’s economic successes, including record-low unemployment numbers, strong wage growth, and an influx of jobs created.

In what the administration has touted as a “blue-collar boom,” in January the country added 225,000 new jobs and wage growth remained at 3.1 percent. The unemployment rate ticked up to 3.6 percent, but the rate continues to hover near a 50-year low.

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