Newt Gingrich says Donald Trump is helping Hillary Clinton win
This story is not nearly as conspiratorial my headline suggests. This should have been a bad week for Hillary Clinton after she appeared on Fox News Sunday and lied about what FBI Director James Comey said about her email scandal. However Donald Trump stole the headline and made himself the victim of nearly a week of bad press when he attacked Khizr Khan.
To be fair, the more we learn about Khizr Khan the less on the level he seems to be, however Donald Trump was given the perfect opportunity to go after Hillary Clinton and instead he chose to attack a man who said something mean about him, thereby letting Hillary Clinton off the hook for lying on national television.
Rudy Guiliani gave Donald Trump some words of advice earlier this week when he told the billionaire businessman to focus on the former Secretary of State and the current President and let his surrogates concentrate on everybody else.
“My advice to Donald would be, you have one person to attack: Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama — it’s the Obama administration” Guiliani said. “Let all of us — myself, Gingrich, Christie, this whole army — let us attack everybody else.
“If it’s a factual error they make, then use a surrogate to dispute the factual error,” he explained. “If all they do is a general criticism, laugh them off and ignore them.”
In my opinion Rudy Guiliani is spot on but will Donald Trump listen to him? That is the question which we will soon know the answer to. Today Newt Gingrich, who is probably one of Donald Trump’s biggest supporters in the establishment, came out and said that if the billionaire businessman continues down this path he will help Hillary Clinton become the next President because he will make himself even more “unacceptable” with the swing voters than the former Secretary of State. Here is what he had to say:
Former House speaker Newt Gingrich, one of Trump’s most loyal defenders, warned that his friend was in danger of throwing away the election and helping to make Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton president unless he quickly changes course.
“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.”
Newt Gingrich is right: if Donald Trump wants to win the Presidency (and that is a big if in my book) he needs to “take a deep breath” and focus on Hillary Clinton rather than give the all-too-willing media the easy opportunity it needs to take the focus off of Hillary Clinton.
Newt Gingrich said Donald Trump cannot win the election if he is “determined to make this many mistakes” and I find it to be an interesting quote because I think he is doing this on purpose. I question whether these are mistakes in the first place, I think he knows exactly what he is doing because he knows how the media will react. Why make it easier on them…
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium