Washington (AP) — What if she’s a Russian agent working for Vladimir Putin?
The answer is that it would make Ivanka Trump a spy for Donald Trump.
That’s what former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who served under President Ronald Reagan and is a Trump ally, told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on Friday.
“I think Ivanka Trump, like most Americans, thinks that the President’s a pretty smart guy.
She doesn’t think that she has any loyalty to him, she doesn’t believe that he’s the real president.
And she is a very talented person,” Gingrich said.”
And so, yes, she’s an asset to the Trump administration, because she is very loyal to Donald Trump and she’s also loyal to Vladimir Putin.
And that’s why, you know, I think she’s so dangerous to our country.”
Asked by Camerota if she would be a spy if she was in Russia, Gingrich replied, “If she was there, she would probably have a spy network, and if she were there, they would probably be in the United States.
But if she wasn’t, then I would hope she was working for someone in the Trump White House.”
Gingrich, who was a key Trump surrogate during the 2016 presidential campaign, said he was “proud” to have worked with the then-presidential candidate.
Trump and Gingrich both served in the Reagan administration.
Gingrich served in Congress from 1987 to 1991 and then as a member of the House Armed Services Committee and as a senior fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation, which was instrumental in helping push through the 1994 Crime Bill.
During the 2016 campaign, Trump has repeatedly praised Gingrich as a “true friend” and said he would be happy to meet with the speaker to discuss his legacy in Washington.