Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Thursday acknowledged that former Vice President Joe Biden can “conceivably” defeat current President Donald Trump.
While appearing on Fox News, Gingrich agreed with a claim made in Biden’s campaign announcement.
“I agree with Joe Biden,” Gingrich said. “We are in a battle for the soul of the nation.”
According to the former GOP House speaker, some Democrats “are in favor of killing babies” because they support abortion rights.
“You have Democrats who favor allowing terrorists and bombers to vote while they’re in prison,” he continued. “You have Democrats who are for open borders, letting anybody in who wants to. You have Democrats who want to take away your right to have private health insurance. Let’s go down the list!”
“This is a fight over the nature of America and the future of America,” Gingrich opined. “And the choice next year is going to be the widest choice maybe in modern times.”
Gingrich said that Trump could “conceivably” lose if the former vice president becomes the nominee.
“If the economy were to go really bad,” Gingrich observed. “If the president would have a bad campaign. You don’t know.”
“Look, they just elected a comedian by 73% of the vote in Ukraine,” he added. “Italy has two populist parties that are in charge of the government, one of which was founded by a comedian.”
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MSNBC reported Tuesday that Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) -- a civil rights icon -- deemed Trump's remarks racist.
"This is not any, any way for the president of the United States of America to be attacking to be saying what he's saying about these young women," Lewis said.
"It's just dead wrong. We must use everything in a nonviolent way to say that it's wrong."
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The comments set off a furor that the president was being outwardly racist.
“It's up to them. They can do what they want. They can leave, they can stay, but they should love our country,” the president told reporters Tuesday when he was asked about his remarks.
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