Newt Gingrich ridiculed for claiming Trump’s 'great advantage' is communication
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaking at CPAC FL in Orlando, Florida. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Newt Gingrich, former Republican Speaker of the House, recently suggested that former President Donald Trump is a better communicator than Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).

During an interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham, Gingrich shared what he believes is one of Trump's "greatest advantages."

"One of Trump's great advantages is he talks at a level where third, fourth and fifth-grade educations can say, 'Oh yeah, I get that. I understand it,'" Gingrich said.

Once the interview clip began circulating on social media, Twitter users quickly responded with mocking statements taking aim at the former lawmaker.

"The fact that [Trump] speaks to the children says everything you need to know about the educational level the Right is shooting for," one person on Twitter wrote.

Another user wrote, "It would be an advantage if it was not the same level that he, himself, comprehends. He has to talk at that level because it's how he comprehends everything."

Others weighed in with similar remarks. One Twitter user tweeted, "Telling folks that Trump is 'really smart' and that 'he talks to his supporters at a 3rd, 4th, 5th-grade level' is meant to be a positive comment?!"