President-elect Donald Trump’s unexpected White House win can be summed up simply: an unorthodox candidate meeting a moment in time when voters—especially those in rural communities—were fed up with the federal government. So declared former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich in post-Election Day remarks during the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) Independent Borrowers Executive Summit (IBES) 2016 held just after the election.
“In any other [election] cycle Trump wouldn’t have survived,” Gingrich acknowledged. “But now, as of today, he faces the huge task of governing, which is 10 times harder than running for office. If he really hopes to ‘drain the swamp’ in the nation’s capital, he will need electric cooperative members and the American people to continually apply pressure on Congress to push through much-needed, and difficult, reforms.”
Gingrich pointed out. “A Trump presidency must outline lofty purposes, deal with Congress to see them enacted, and resist the temptation to fall back on issuing executive orders to accomplish things if Congress drags its feet.”
Source: CFC Solutions 11-14-16