BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is calling the State of the Union speech by President Obama "shallow and lacking in seriousness."
Appearing at Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach on Thursday, the Republican said he was still a month away from deciding whether to run for president next year.
He didn't find humor in Obama's biggest laugh during his Tuesday speech, either. The president illustrated government bureaucracy with a joke about federal salmon laws.
Gingrich says "It's not a joke, it's too big."
Gingrich is fresh off a trip to Iowa, home to the country's first presidential caucuses, where he met with lawmakers.