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Gingrich Praises Obama’s ‘Very Strong’ Address: ‘Most Pro-American Speech’ of Presidency

CNN contributor Newt Gingrich said Wednesday night that President Barack Obama’s White House address outlining a four-point strategy to confront ISIS was strong, and above all pro-American, speech. Perhaps the former House Speaker felt Obama took notes from his imagined pseudo-Reagan draft from last week.

“I thought it was a very strong speech overall,” Gingrich said, noting a couple of exceptions. “Probably the most explicitly pro-American speech he’s ever made. He kept coming back again and again toward the end in a way that most Americans will resonate with. And I think he achieved a fair amount of what he needs to get started on this.”

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Gingrich especially praised Obama’s decision to seek congressional authorization (though the president stressed he didn’t need it), largely because it would prevent the GOP from attacking the mission going forward.

Watch the clip below, via CNN:

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