A defiant and unapologetic former U.S. Representative and Presidential Candidate Newton Leroy “Newt” Gingrich today offered a simple and logical explanation of how he ended up tweeting a controversial tweet, which stated that the U.S. should be “testing” all resident Muslims and deporting those that are sympathetic to strict version of Islamic or “sharia” law.
The tweet was a reprise of Gingrich’s earlier Fox News statement that made the same claim, a claim, Gingrich has argued, had been “misunderstood”.
“It was a mistake,” explained Gingrich.
The tweet had come out of his cell phone, while his phone was in the back pocket of his pants.
“You know, sometimes, your phone activates itself,” said Gingrich. “And when you move around, you and up pushing some buttons. It looks like I butt-dialed that tweet without even realizing it,” he said with a smile.
Some have attempted to argue, that the chances of Mr. Gingrich actually butt-dialing a coherent tweet, which, moreover, contains a statement that he previously made on national TV, are astronomically small.
“Chances-shmances,” said Gingrich, “Sometimes I butt-dial more coherent tweets than the tweets I actually type.”
He also stated that this has nothing to do with Astronomy.
So, is Mr. Gingrich taking back the offensive and, in fact, unconstitutional statement he made inadvertently?
“Oh, come on,” he laughed. “I can’t be responsible for what comes out of my backside.”
He then made a victory sign and shouted “Make America Great Again!”
We thanked him for his time.
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Reference: The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution explicitly “prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion or impeding the free exercise of religion.”
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