Newt Blasts Pelosi for ‘Trying to Blackmail Trump Into Accepting Really DUMB Ideas’

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Newt Gingrich slams Nancy Pelosi for trying to force President Trump into accepting really dumb ideas

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has blasted Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer for trying to blackmail Trump into accepting far-left policies and shutting down the bipartisan coronavirus relief bill in the Senate.

Senate Democrats made a sudden U-turn on Sunday night, and blocked the critical $2 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package in a 47-47 vote, despite previously supporting the measures.

The move sent the markets into free-fall, plummeting by over 5 percent on Monday.

President Trump had hoped the package would help stabilize the stock market and U.S. economy.

Speaking to “Fox & Friends” Monday, Newt warned that Pelosi and Schumer, “believe they can blackmail the president into accepting really dumb ideas.”

“What you have now is a power struggle where Pelosi and Schumer believe they can blackmail the president into accepting really dumb ideas,” Mr. Gingrich said.

“I personally do not want to see a Trump-McConnell-McCarthy team that are blackmailed by Pelosi and Schumer and give in,” he added.