Newt Gingrich defends sexist meltdown: Women are thanking me for stopping Megyn Kelly's 'baloney'
Newt Gingrich (Screengrab)

It would appear that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich hasn't spent much time on social media following his meltdown during a Fox News interview with Megyn Kelly on Tuesday night.


After Kelly called Republican nominee Donald Trump a "sexual predator," Gingrich lost it. During his tirade, Gingrich called Kelly unfair and biased, adding that she doesn't care about public policy and is "fascinated with sex."

On Wednesday, MSNBC approached the former House Speaker during a Trump event in D.C. and asked him "What do you say to the Republican women who saw that interview last night and are upset by it?"

Gingrich responded that he had not seen any negative posts from women on Twitter or anywhere.

Instead, he said, "I've had a lot of Republican women write me and thank me for standing up to the baloney that is thrown at us by people who excuse Bill Clinton, ignore Bill Clinton, and then explain to us how shocked they are by Donald Trump."

Gingrich called attention to sexual assault allegations against Clinton during his exchange with Kelly on Tuesday night as well. However, she reminded the Trump surrogate that Bill Clinton is not on the ballot this fall.

Also, Twitter users definitely dragged Gingrich over his comments.

Watch the full clip below.