Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich made a frank remark recently about the Brussels terror attack that, while harsh and possibly even somewhat twisted, resonated with a bitter but undeniable truth that the GOP establishment hated to hear.
Here are part of his remarks during an interview with Fox Business Network as reported by the Conservative Tribune:
“Tragically, I think that the attacks in many ways validated Donald Trump’s entire candidacy.”
GIngrich highlighted how the GOP front-runner diligently tried two months ago to warn that Brussels had transformed into an Islamic ‘hellhole,’ but nobody in the liberal media, the GOP establishment or the White House listened to him.
“So he reports the obvious, everybody else thinks he’s stupid because he’s the only guy saying it, and now here we are several months later. The fact is, Donald Trump was right.”
Gingrich went on to praise Trump for his uncanny ability to discern the “obvious” truth, making the case that this talent of his made him “a little bit like (former President Ronald) Reagan.”
Apparently, he sees something in Trump that neither the GOP establishment types nor the bombastic candidate’s many haters can. Or they’re mad that Trump did an end run around the establishment to get where he is, and they don’t want to acknowledge this fact?
Maybe Gingrich also has an ability to see what should be the “obvious” but oftentimes unrecognized truth.
Do you agree with what Gingrich said about Trump and the Brussels terror attack?