Donald Trump’s unintentional burning by Newt Gingrich is priceless
Former House GOP Chairman Newt Gingrich suggested on Wednesday that Donald Trump communicates better than Ron DeSantis — but that didn’t sound like praise to many. (Watch the video below.)
“One of the great things about Trump is that he speaks at a level where third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade schools can say, ‘Oh yeah, I get it. I understand. ” Gingrich told host Laura Ingraham on her Fox News show.
The comment drew mockery from critics online. “The fact that [Trump] talks to the kids, tells everything you need to know about the level of education the right is aiming for,” a person on Twitter writing. “I don’t see how that’s good for someone running a country. SMH”, another commented.
Gingrich was assessing the strengths of the two leading Republican presidential candidates after DeSantis officially entered the race on Wednesday. He praised the Florida governor’s intelligence but questioned his communication skills after Ingraham played a clip of DeSantis making a convoluted comparison involving financial institutions and elections.
Gingrich, a Fox News contributor, recommended that the governor of Florida boil down the message to a slogan.
Here are more reactions to Gingrich’s remarks about Trump: