UPDATE (2:51 PM ET): Gingrich indicated in a tweet after this story was published that the original tweet took his remarks out of context. “Totally misleading report about my talk at Bio this morning,” he tweeted. “In 90 minute dialogue made clear Trump is learning, a gifted amateur, will win.”
Indeed, Robbins later tweeted a transcript of Gingrich’s remarks indicating that his remarks were not nearly as negative towards Trump as her first tweet indicated. This piece has been updated accordingly.
Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich spoke out about Donald Trump after his remarks about Mexican-American judge Gonzalo Curiel, calling him an amateur who needs to learn from his mistakes.
Gingrich made the comments while speaking 2016 BIO International Convention in San Francisco, which was being live-tweeted by Stat News’ Rebecca Robbins.
.@newtgingrich: Trump “made a really stupid mistake last week, and it took him about 3 days to learn.” Calls Trump an “absurd amateur.”
— Rebecca Robbins (@RebeccaDRobbins) June 8, 2016
On Sunday, Gingrich called Trump’s comments that Curiel couldn’t be trusted to oversee the Trump University case because of his Mexican heritage “inexcusable” and one of his worst mistakes. “If a liberal were to attack Justice Clarence Thomas on the grounds that he’s black, we would all go crazy,” he argued.
Of course, it didn’t take long for Trump to respond. “I was surprised at Newt,” he told Fox & Friends. “I thought it was inappropriate what he said.”
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