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By Kody Fairfield

Did Trump underestimate the duties before becoming the President of the United States? Some comments made recently by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and others show he might have.

After meeting with President-elect Trump, Gingrich told the USA Today, that Trump is starting to have a deeper appreciation for his new role.

When he met with Trump last week, Gingrich says, “He commented, ‘This is really a bigger job than I thought.’ Which is good. He should think that.”

As president, Gingrich went on, “you have war and peace, you have enormous powers … and it all comes down to the Oval Office and it all comes down to you.”

Watch USA Today’s interview of Gingrich below:

The comments made by Gingrich, to the USA Today follow an older report by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) of comments from sources inside the White House who said that, “Mr. Trump seemed surprised by the scope” of responsibilities in the Oval Office, following his meeting with President Barack Obama. The same WSJ piece also reported that the Trump team was unaware that they would have to replace the entire working staff for the President following Obama’s exit.

Add to these comments, all the controversy of the Trump transition to the White House, such as some of his choices for key cabinet or White House Staff positions, and his inability to control his Twitter account, and many are left with a lot of questions.

Lucky for Trump he still has until January 20th, 2017, when he is inaugurated, to continue to learn the entirety of responsibilities he is accountable for as President.


About The Author

Kody Fairfield

Kody Fairfield, 26, hails from Orange County, California. He attended the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse pursuing his degree in Political Science and Public Administration. Kody found his passion in politics early, connecting first to our third President, Thomas Jefferson, but expanding into activism with his introduction to the Paul (Ron and Rand) family. In 2016, Kody was a delegate for the Libertarian National Convention, and helped to support Austin Petersen in his bid for the nomination. As a staunch believer in free markets, individual rights, and limited government, Kody began writing for Liberty Viral and The Libertarian Republic in 2016. In January of 2017, Kody was named the Editor-in-Chief of TLR and currently holds the Ambassador At-Large Chair for the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Ca. He believes that with the right messaging, the ideas of liberty will continue to grow. When Kody isn't politicking, he is busy managing a CrossFit gym, or spending time with family, friends and his dog.