Loyal Donald Trump supporter and former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich took a stern tone on Friday’s Hannity over the whole brouhaha over Trump’s apparent inability to let go the Hillary Clinton-planted bait he took regarding former Miss Universe Alicia Machado’s weight gain in the 1990’s.
Gingrich told Hannity, one of the most vitriolic Trump cheerleaders who literally threatened to karate-chop any conservative who refused to endorse Trump, that Trump may not be able to win the election against probably the weakest Democrat nominee of all-time unless he stops being himself.
“And I think what Trump’s got to understand is he’s either got to sing, I’ve Got to Be Me, or he’s got to learn a new song, I’ve Got to be President,” Gingrich said, realizing that Trump must be one or the other.
“They’re not the same song,” Gingrich argued. “He’s got to become much more disciplined,” he said, referring to the times the past few weeks when Trump read from a teleprompter.
“This last week I think has been, frankly, a lost week, a week which has hurt him, which has shaken his own supporters, Gingrich told Hannity and his mostly pro-Trump audience. “And you can’t tweet at 3:00 in the morning — period. There’s no excuse ever, not if you’re going to be president of the United States,” he declared.
Gingrich was referring to Donald Trump’s twitter rant against Alicia Machado in the wee hours of Friday morning, in which he urged voters to “check out sex tape and past” of Machado, who had long been forgotten before Hillary Clinton brought her up in the first presidential debate, and Trump has wasted the past five days attacking her rather than Clinton.
Gingrich ended his thoughts by stating that he didn’t advise Trump to “stay down in the mud” with the Clintons and to get back to focusing on the issues American voters care about because the Clintons “are the best mudders” that he’s ever seen.