As political pundits opine on the future of former President Donald Trump and his place in the Republican party, Newt Gingrich is making it clear where he stands.
“[W]hat’s very striking is that President Trump still has such enormous reach in the party that nobody can fight him,” said Gingrich during a recent interview.
Gingrich then went on to specifically say that Mitch McConnell doesn’t have the political clout to take on Trump. “I mean, you can complain about him. You can criticize him. But McConnell can’t possibly fight Trump. He doesn’t have a big enough base,” said Gingrich.
Gingrich said the people that put Trump in the White House are still present and still disenfranchised with the political system. “There is sort of an establishment insider party that sits around at cocktail parties in Washington,” said Gingrich. “And then there’s this huge country outside of Washington. And that country in 2015, by about two to one, did not like the Republican leadership in the Congress, and that was the forerunner of us ending up with Trump as the presidential nominee.”
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