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Gingrich: Brussels Attacks ‘In Many Ways Validated Donald Trump’s Entire Candidacy’

Newt Gingrich said on Fox Business Network this morning that the Brussels terrorist attacks yesterday “in many ways validated Donald Trump‘s entire candidacy.”

His rationale for this? Trump has been talking tough on terror for a while now and warned that something bad was happening in Brussels two months ago.

Gingrich said he’s like Ronald Reagan in that respect.

he also defended Trump in a must-read interview with Slate, where Gingrich said he has absolutely zero concerns about Trump and, when asked about Trump’s lack of foreign policy expertise, suggested his interviewer read The Art of the Deal.

Here’s a highlight (interviewer in bold):

Mr. Speaker, we are talking about a possible president here.

You are talking about a guy who was smart enough to build Trump Towers, build lots of hotels, build lots of casinos, and own the Miss Universe contest. He is not stupid. For many people, that seems to be inconceivable because they have a university Ph.D. theory of being smart.

Didn’t you write your Ph.D. thesis on the Belgian Congo?

I did, and I wrote my master’s thesis on Japanese and Russian railroad construction in the 19th century.

So why are you bashing people with Ph.D.s?

Because I have been in the real world, doing real things, and I understand the limitations of academic knowledge. I think it’s greatly overrated.

You can watch Gingrich’s Fox Business interview above.

[h/t The Hill]
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