President Trump has come under fire to axing many Obama loyalists in the federal government lately, but Newt Gingrich has compared Trump doing so to what Lincoln did when he was first elected.
“Lincoln, when he came in, fired 70 percent of the senior bureaucrats” Gingrich said to Fox and Friends, because those bureaucrats were southern sympathizers. Trump firing Obama loyalists has to be done and Trump is not “not going to have any choice.”
The Daily Mail reported:
Trump last week ordered the dismissal of 46 Justice Department prosecutors appointed by his predecessor. Among them, Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for Southern District of New York.
Bharara’s division oversaw Manhattan, where Trump Tower is located. He met with the president at his residence before the inauguration and told reporters gathered in the lobby afterward that Trump asked him to continue on his position and he agreed to.
Trump apparently changed his mind and ordered Bharara’s resignation along with the rest of the Obama holdovers last Friday. Bharara resisted and said on Twitter the following day that he had been fired.