The Blaze by
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a top surrogate for Donald Trump,
says the Republican presidential nominee “crossed into being a historic
figure” during Sunday night’s presidential showdown.
While the debate was certainly memorable, it was Trump’s promise to appoint a “special prosecutor” to look into Democratic rival Hillary Clinton that made the face-off one for the history books, according to Gingrich.
"The key point is when he said he would appoint an independent prosecutor,” the former lawmaker told
Fox News Radio host Josh Gibson Monday. “[I] think Trump crossed into
being a historic figure by saying, ‘You know, we have so much corruption
in this administration.’”
Though that comment clearly performed well in Gingrich’s corner, it
was also one that earned Trump scorn — specifically when he said Clinton
would “be in jail” if he was president — from CNN correspondent Dana
Bash. She likened the comment to “Stalin and Hitler,” who “put their opponents in jail.”