Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich never seems short on highly charged words. On Wednesday, he compared liberals who are critical of President Trump to “slave newspapers” attacking Abraham Lincoln.
Gingrich was being interviewed on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” when he described a Civil War history professor that he knows. Gingrich said the professor told him Lincoln’s inaugural address was criticized in very similar ways to the criticism that President Trump faces.
“He has made the case that the parallels between Trump’s inaugural and Lincoln’s inaugural and the reactions to them are amazing,” Gingrich said. “If you go and you look at how South Carolina’s slave newspapers responded to Lincoln, and then you look at how the left responded to Trump, they are almost verbatim parallels,” he added.
The former speaker of the house and Fox News favorite said that he believes the gap between the left and the right is getting wider. He also gave this assessment; compromise is not going to work. Gingrich said that although he doesn’t want to see a civil war, he believes the “left is going to get crazier and crazier.”
“One side or the other wins,” he said.
Gingrich has on occasion criticized President Trump lately, even though he was one of the early supporters of Trump in the presidential campaign. He warned Trump to “quit stepping on himself” in the aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia white supremacist rally last week.
What do you think of the way Gingrich has compared President Trump to President Lincoln, and those who criticize him to “slave newspapers?”
Credit: The Hill