Daniel Baldwin: Newt Gingrich’s Remarks On ‘Poor Inner City Kids’ Had ‘Racist Overtone’


Actor Daniel Baldwin, appearing on Fox News’s Red Eye this morning, criticized Republican frontrunner Newt Gingrich‘s remarks about children from poor neighborhoods having no work ethic. “I think what he was saying– and I think it had a racist overtone to it — because he said the inner city and he turned around and said that a lot of these people didn’t have a shining work ethic, he wasn’t talking about the kids working, but the kids weren’t seeing the parents working. I beg to differ that there’s a lot of inner city parents that work multiple jobs to try to support, they don’t make a lot of money. So I don’t agree with what he said, I thought it was kind of ignorant.”

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Baldwin was commenting on Gingrich remarks about poor children not wanting to work. “Really poor children in really poor neighborhoods have no habits of working and have nobody around them who works,” Gingrich said recently during a campaign stop in Iowa. “So they literally have no habit of showing up on Monday. They have no habit of staying all day. They have no habit of ‘I do this and you give me cash,’ unless it’s illegal.”

Greg Gutfeld rushed to the former Speaker of the House’s defense. “I take exception to the racist part,” Gutfeld said. “I think what he was talking about that there was high unemployment, he was talking about sad realities of cities like Detroit.”

Watch Baldwin’s criticism of Gingrich’s remarks below via Fox News:

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