On Fox News this morning, former Speaker Newt Gingrich encouraged President Trump to avoid “angry rhetoric” in his Phoenix rally tonight.
He had a lot of praise for the President’s “courageous” speech on Afghanistan last night, saying that he’s doing the right thing in listening to the advice the generals around him are giving him.
Bill Hemmer then brought up the big Phoenix campaign rally tonight, a very different setting from Trump’s Fort Myer speech.
Gingrich said it’s good for Trump to “keep… faith with his base,” but suggested that it would be better for him to avoid “divisive, angry rhetoric” and stay on the “presidential style which last night gave him enormous positives.”
He noted how Lindsey Graham, who hasn’t been shy about criticizing Trump, gave the President plaudits for his speech last night. Gingrich hopes that Trump will avoid taking shots at John McCain and Jeff Flake, because he’ll need them in the fall to get legislation passed.
“This is not a place to pick a fight,” Gingrich said, “and I hope that he will be more presidential and less confrontational tonight.”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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