Gingrich: Obama in 'desperate frenzy' to leave legacy

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich on Sunday praised President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpColbert: I'd like to interview Trump in "respectful" way Assange praises Trump for bringing "opportunities for change" Falwell praises Trump: There's a "good spirit in America" MORE for his focus on strengthening the USA nuclear arsenal.

Chris Wallace spoke with Newt Gingrich on Fox News Sunday today and asked him about President-elect Donald Trump's recent tweet about America's nuclear weapons that sent Washington into a frenzy. "The things he's done this week will be turned around. He's in this desperate frenzy". He banned oil drilling in parts of the Atlantic and is on the verge of releasing a new group of detainees from Guantanamo Bay.

Still, Gingrich said Mr. Trump will be able to quickly do away with many of Mr. Obama's signature policies and actions.

Shortly after the election, Mr Obama, who signed over 260 executive orders in his two terms in office, had urged Mr Trump not to circumvent Congress when trying to enact his agenda.

Gingrich, an informal Trump adviser, told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace that the longstanding US policy of reducing the number of its nuclear weapons has "failed".

Gingrich said Obama also is "setting up a whole series of things to distract Trump" - and energize allies while the next president works with Republicans to roll back the measures. How exactly Republicans intend to unravel parts or all of that law next year remains unclear.

Trump on Thursday tweeted that the United States "must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes".

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