In an interview on CBS' "The Early Show" on Friday, Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich slammed the "elite" national media for distorting what he said about blacks and food stamps.
"You guys have distorted what I said," Newt said on CBS' "The Early Show" Friday.
CBS and other outlets reported Thursday that Gingrich said that if were invited to speak to the NAACP, he would tell the civil rights group
On "The Early Show," Gingrich said he wants a better future for all Americans.
"What I said was every American of every background has been endowed by their creator with a right to pursue happiness. Every American of every background should have an opportunity to get a job, not be dependent on food stamps. Every American of every background should be able to go to a school that actually works where they get educated," Gingrich said
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