Former House Speaker and political commentator Newt Gingrich stating how he believes that the negative narrative on the left might help President Donald Trump win reelection in 2020.
Gingrich’s opinion piece was featured on Fox News, and laid out how he believes that Trump is beating the polls again, as he did in 2016.
“As you listen to the liberal media, the Never Trumpers and the left-wing Trump haters chatter on about President Trump’s current situation, remember these two numbers — 35 and 49,” Gingrich opened with.
“The first number was President Ronald Reagan’s approval in January 1983.
“The second number was the number of states Reagan carried 22 months later.
“I am not predicting President Trump will carry 49 states. This is a different environment, and the tribalism that divides the country is deeper than it was 36 years ago.
“However, in contrast to the enthusiastic doomsayers on television, I am willing to predict President Trump will recover. Also, he is much more likely to be re-elected than any of his opponents at The New York Times, The Washington Post, or the liberal networks currently believe.
“President Trump’s resilience, despite two straight years of the most negative media coverage of any president since Lincoln … is a sign that he has a devoted base that will stick with him.”
Gingrich then addressed some of Trump’s accomplishments, including his plunging unemployment rates and economic growth.
“The left will do for Trump what it did for President Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and what it is currently doing for Prime Minister Theresa May (who is surviving because the alternative is so terrible),” Gingrich went on.
According to the former House speaker, “A few more proposals for 70 percent tax rates, sanctuary states, tax paid health care for everyone including illegal immigrants, open borders, anti-Semitism, and anti-Israeli hostility, and the Democrats will begin driving away everyone but the hard left.
“New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may set a new standard for willful ignorance by a non-Hollywood personality. There is a point where smiling while saying things that are factually false simply doesn’t sustain a national movement.
“Over the next few weeks, as you listen to the anti-Trumpers relish the winter of discontent and pronounce the end of the Trump presidency, just remember — they were wrong in 2015 when they said he couldn’t be a serious candidate; they were wrong in the spring of 2016 when they said he couldn’t win the GOP nomination; they were wrong in 2018 when they said he should withdraw Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination.
“Why should you believe them now?”