Is former House Speaker Newt Gingrich actually a Democratic Party mole, working to chase (yet) more women away from Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump? Just wonderin’…
There are meltdowns in American politics, perhaps the most famous of which being Richard Nixon’s 1962 “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore” press conference comments upon losing his race for California Governor. And now we have Trump surrogate Newt Gingrich, who was on Fox News’ Megyn Kelly’s show and accused her of being “fascinated with sex” for asking about the women coming forward who charge Trump with being a sexual predator.
Gingrich’s melt-down is one for the ages and, if anything, will confirm the feeling among many women voters — including Republican women — that Trump doesn’t deserve their vote. Meet the equivalent of the Richard Nixon ’62 meltdown for the 21st century:
Gingrich was probably surprised at getting these questions so assertively from Kelly. After all, he’s often on Sean Hannity’s
propaganda hour Fox News show. Hannity recently spent 15 minutes talking about the glories and trustworthiness of the National Enquirer (and yes, he was doing so because it had an anti-Hillary Clinton article, a story that would bust this town wide open that the mainstream media ignored — and because of anti-Trump bias).
Several reports have noted that now that Roger Ailes is out of Fox News, Rupert Murdoch’s sons’ long-term goal is to move Fox News in another, more mainstream direction — and Kelly is a big part of how they want to rebrand the network.
But the big impact of this confrontation will be in the days to come, as it’s played over and over, and (again) detours the Trump campaign to circle the wagons, as it already is blasting Kelly. The net result? It is NOT something that will help stop the women voters fleeing from Trump and his campaign in disgust.
Meanwhile, on Twitter, the Trump campaign and Trumpistas launched (yet another) wave of rage in a campaign that seems unable to go one day without being on some kind of personal warpath (and focusing on little things called “the issues.”)
— Deplorable American (@TnL09) October 26, 2016
The Obvious Fawning Over HRC is BLATANTLY OBVIOUS.Please FOX,FIRE THIS HILL SHILL @megyn kelly.She is sickening and an Clinton apologist.
— Divalicious (@sanskrit4) October 26, 2016
Bill Clinton is a sexual predator. My God I can't stand Smelly Kelly! She is such a witch! Go lick crooked's boots ?https://t.co/duERyqn9HI
— Deplorable Kotcha (@Kotcha301) October 26, 2016
But many others didn’t see it that way:
When you're a campaign "senior advisor" but have no idea how politics works (hint: it's about addition not subtraction.) pic.twitter.com/yurXipN3Mu
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) October 26, 2016
— NastyWoman (@Karoli) October 26, 2016
Must-see TV: Fox’s Megyn Kelly crushes Gingrich over Trump sexual assault claims https://t.co/AX1mhS5bhs
— John Aravosis (@aravosis) October 26, 2016
Megyn Kelly handled Newt Gingrich like a Nasty Woman! She handled this sexual predator defender and serial adulterer like a Nasty Woman!
— Mr. Weeks (@MrDane1982) October 26, 2016
— Raw Story (@RawStory) October 26, 2016
Newt Gingrich sees pundits like Megyn Kelly as a cancer on our media, which is why, out of habit, he tried to serve her with divorce papers.
— Frank Conniff (@FrankConniff) October 26, 2016
And why in the world is Newt Gingrich still appearing on the television? https://t.co/3G2hHRVpzr
— Dr Kelly Sennholz (@MtnMD) October 26, 2016
My fav part of the Kelly-Gingrich interview is when he started yelling at his own hand pic.twitter.com/kHNzeUHIic
— Ben Terris (@bterris) October 26, 2016
Trump: Wow, we're down to 35% with women.
Gingrich: Don't worry. I got this… https://t.co/PBsxu5Fdlq
— Derek M. Young (@DerekMYoung) October 26, 2016
These @realDonaldTrump male surrogates like Gingrich,Pence, Lewandowski should keep their comments about women to themselves. Embarrassing!
— Anthony M Scannella (@Amscannella) October 26, 2016
Newt Gingrich certainly helped convince women that the GOP's got their back tonight. Way to go Newtie!
— chaplinlives (@chaplinlives) October 26, 2016
Newt Gingrich's venomous attack on Megyn Kelly is the Trump campaign at a sexist rock bottom. Dismissive views on women = Nov bloodbath.
— Eric Schiffer (@ericschiffer) October 26, 2016
seems like Gingrich would be the perfect choice to be President Trump's Ambassador at Large for Global Women's Issues
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) October 26, 2016
Jesus, just watch Newt Gingrich try it with Megyn Kelly. Welcome ??to ??how ??men ??talk ??to ??& ??treat?? women ??ALL ??THE ??DAMN ??TIME.
— Milksteak&Jellybeans (@Tallulahs_Ghost) October 26, 2016
You should see the majority of men congratulate Newt Gingrich for slapping down Megyn Kelly..
Republican women will vote for Hillary Clinton
— (((BeeBee))) (@SAWHEAT1) October 26, 2016
6. Implicit bargain Gingrich is presenting is women should either not speak of these issues or face public shaming https://t.co/ZNzlL2BwGC
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) October 26, 2016
— Sharon #NastyWoman (@nhdogmom) October 26, 2016
he also graduated from the same "donald trump school for disgusting treatment of women", graduates include:Ailes;Bannon; Gingrich,Dean trump https://t.co/oiNpgtdZfv
— Matt Pone (@ChicagoMattP1) October 15, 2016
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