Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Newt Gingrich says Trump became a ‘historic figure’ at the debate — here’s why

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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.”

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