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Newt Gringrich celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack by congratulating Japan

Newt Gingrich celebrated Pearl Harbor by praising the Japanese
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  • Max de Haldevang
By Max de Haldevang

Geopolitics reporter

Published This article is more than 2 years old.

Former House speaker and major Donald Trump-backer Newt Gingrich chose a curious way to mark the 75th anniversary since around two and a half thousand Americans were killed at Pearl Harbor.

Not quite what you’d expect from a Republican taking a “strategic planning” role in Trump’s administration. Twitter users were suitable baffled.

Scratching our heads as to what on earth might have been going on in Gingrich’s head, we discovered that Newt posits himself as something of an expert on the subject. He is, in fact, co-author of Pearl Harbor: A Novel of December 8th, which tells the ”valor about those who took part in this cataclysmic moment in world history.”

Don’t be dissuaded by the cheesy cover (there’s a whole saying about not judging things like that), or the opening note (“spelling of Oriental place-names has always proven to be a difficult affair”). You can buy the work in hardcover for just one cent at a well-known online marketplace, and it’s only book one of a “Pacific War Series.” Go forth and educate yourself.

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