Newt Gingrich is reportedly one of the top Republicans staging an intervention for Donald Trump, and based on his comments about Trump earlier today, you can see why.
Yes, the man who was considered a top pick for Trump’s VP is pretty pissed off at him right now. On Fox Business Network this morning, Gingrich told Maria Bartiromo, “Trump is still behaving like as though it was the primaries and there are 17 candidates. He has not made the transition.”
He said that Trump is “not yet performing at the level that you need to” for a presidential candidate, making so many fumbles and not reaching certain standards.
Gingrich even went so far as to basically scold Trump for his refusal to support John McCain and Paul Ryan.
“Some of what Trump has done,” he concluded, “has been very self-destructive.”
But more damaging is what Gingrich told The Washington Post today. Let me emphasize these are quotes from Newt Gingrich:
“The current race is which of these two is the more unacceptable, because right now neither of them is acceptable,” Gingrich said in a Wednesday morning telephone interview. “Trump is helping her to win by proving he is more unacceptable than she is.”
Gingrich said Trump has only a matter of weeks to reverse course. “Anybody who is horrified by Hillary should hope that Trump will take a deep breath and learn some new skills,” he said. “He cannot win the presidency operating the way he is now. She can’t be bad enough to elect him if he’s determined to make this many mistakes.”
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