Controversy, anger, confusion abound when Newt Gingrich posts ‘strange’ Pearl Harbor tweet

Talk about overstaying your welcome…

It’s one thing to buy into the idea that controversy sells, but Newt Gingrich stepped over the line with a bizarre tweet Wednesday — the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor — that seemingly praised the Japanese.

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On that “Day of Infamy,” more than 2,400 Americans lost their lives and another 1,100-plus were injured, yet Gingrich saw fit to compliment Japan for the “professional brilliance and technological power” that produced the deadly surprise attack.

One thing Gingrich accomplished with his strange comment was to stir up a lot of emotion from those who lost family members at Pearl Harbor, prompting social media users to demand an apology from the former speaker.

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Here’s a sampling of the hammering from Twitter:

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Tom Tillison


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