Although campaign 2012 should have ended a long time ago for Newt Gingrich, that hasn’t stopped him from second guessing President Barack Obama‘s legitimacy. In a recent interview, the former speaker of the House claimed that Obama is “not a real president” and then went on to compare him to the unpopular replacement referees which plagued the NFL for the first three weeks of the current season. The Hill has more:

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) ripped President Obama for not meeting with world leaders on his trip to the United Nations on Friday, saying Obama is “not a real president.”

“[Obama] really is like the substitute [National Football League] referees in the sense that he’s not a real president,” Gingrich told Greta Van Susteren on Fox News Tuesday night. “He doesn’t do anything that presidents do, he doesn’t worry about any of the things the presidents do, but he has the White House, he has enormous power, and he’ll go down in history as the president, and I suspect that he’s pretty contemptuous of the rest of us.”

President Obama condemned the violent protests that have swept through the Middle East and offered a defense of free speech in his address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Tuesday.

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