Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Monday on "Fox & Friends" that no matter what President Trump decided in regards to another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, he would've been blasted by his critics and the "elite."

"If the president did not go to Hanoi, the media would be very critical. If the president goes to Hanoi, the media will be very critical," Gingrich said.

Gingrich said even if Trump is able to make sizable inroads on denuclearization with Kim, the media and the left will still find something wrong with Trump's actions.


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"If he brought every one of [his critics] a large chocolate ice cream sundae they would be mad because he didn't put the cherry on the top," he said.

"I think Secretary Pompeo has been very clear. If he doesn't move forward, we're going to have tougher and tougher economic sanctions and continue to grind down his economy."

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told "Fox News Sunday" that the administration will abandon what he called the Obama administration's policy of "praying" and "cowering" before the rogue regime.

Pompeo said he was hoping for a "substantive step forward," at the Tuesday-Wednesday summit, though he cautioned, "it may not happen." He acknowledged some progress had stalled when it comes to North Korea surrendering weapons.

Watch more above and don't miss Gingrich's new podcast, "Newt's World," available on iTunes.



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