VAN SUSTEREN: You know, it’s pretty amazing when you have ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC and even “Time” magazine with the headline, Obama comes to New York for Barbara Walters and sort of U.N.” why isn’t he meeting with anybody?
GINGRICH: I think it’s a comment on the depth of his arrogance. I think this is a person that doesn’t actually care what the world thinks, doesn’t actually care what the American people thinks. And if he gets reelected, he’ll be right and the rest of us will be wrong. I mean, his view his is all about a cynical, calculated approach. “The View” gets him more votes than meeting with 10 or 15 world leaders.
And the fact that he’s not doing his job is irrelevant. You have to divide it into two parts. There’s winning the office and there is actually being president. He’s clearly said, If I can win the office, I don’t care what the rest of you think.
And let me say, what should really deeply bother Americans is how does all this play out in the rest of the world? Imagine you were an ambassador trying to explain to the president of Egypt or the president of China or the president of Germany, the chancellor of Germany, You know, the president can’t meet with you because there’s no time on his schedule because he has to go do “The View.”