This confirms a lot of people's suspicions that Trump, who has never held public office, didn't quite know what he was getting into.
The Washington Post reported that during a meeting with Obama – in which Trump was walked through what running the country would entail – Trump seemed "surprised by the scope."
Newt Gingrich, however, attempted to suggest that this admission was, in fact, a good thing.
You have war and peace, you have enormous powers... and it all comes down to the Oval Office and it all comes down to you.
Basically, what he's saying is being the president involves, you know, the act of presidenting.
You'd think you might realize that before deciding you were the best man for the job. But alas, maybe that's simply too much to ask of our fearless leader.
Newt Gingrich, a staunch supporter of Trump and his slowly-filling cabinet, admits that Trump has, however, made some major missteps since he won the presidency.
He took particular issue with Trump's recent tweet about the popular vote and election fraud, in which he unwisely called into question the legality and viability of the election he had just won.
As it stands, Hillary is now ahead by 2.5 million votes in the popular vote, which apparently really bothers Trump.
The tweet read as follows:
For reference, a study looked at 14 years of voting, and found a total of 241 fraudulent ballots out of a total of 1 billion. In other words, voter fraud just isn't a thing.
"The president of the United States can't randomly tweet without having somebody check it out," Gingrich told USA TODAY. "It makes you wonder about whatever else he's doing. It undermines much more than a single tweet."
Specifically, what it undermines is the election process itself, by the grace of which Trump was made the most powerful man on the planet.