It’s clear that conservative Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is tired of the “#NeverTrump” movement and the GOP establishment that hasn’t embraced Donald Trump’s candidacy for President.
Gingrich, who has endorsed Trump and is on the VP running mate shortlist, lashed out at failed Presidential candidate Mitt Romney for his unprecedented efforts to attract a 3rd party candidate into the presidential race.
Romney, who has called Trump a “fraud” and a “phony” has lead the #NeverTrump movement and has vowed to oppose his candidacy, even if his only opponent is Hillary Clinton.
Gingrich opined that Romney’s efforts haven’t been effective and Trump will still carry Utah. As for suggesting Trump change his campaign style, Gingrich responded, “It’s like going to Sam Walton (the founder of Walmart) and saying, ‘Hi, I’ve got these great retailing ideas. Why don’t you do small boutiques and only sell high end products.”
Newt Gingrich on Monday panned Mitt Romney’s campaign against Donald Trump as a weak effort that had not hurt the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee.
“It’s pathetic,” he said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. “I don’t know what happened to Mitt, but it is weird; it is bizarre. Having a guy like that go berserk in public makes you wonder what his problems are.”[…]
Gingrich on Monday said that Romney had not caused any stumbles in Trump’s march towards the GOP’s presidential nominee.
“[It was] not particularly effective,” he said. “[It] objectively does not hurt Trump, who I suspect by the way will carry Utah.”
via The Hill
Then, Gingrich concluded just why Trump’s unorthodox style fits perfectly for America’s politics:
When Trump was floated as a potential moderator for an upcoming GOP debate, many, including several of Gingrich’s rivals, sneered. Gingrich did not. “This is a country that elected a peanut farmer to the presidency. This is a country that elected an actor who made two movies with a chimpanzee to the presidency,” he said. “Donald Trump is a great showman; he’s also a great businessman. I think one of the differences between my party and the other party is we actually go to people who know how to create jobs. We need to be open to new ways of doing things.”
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