For the second day in a row, Donald Trump is on the receiving end of a lecture from another career politician.
On Tuesday, Trump was advised by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to stay focused on Hillary Clinton and let he and Gingrich work as surrogates against all other oncoming attacks. And on Wednesday, he is once again being admonished for his behavior by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich who called Trump’s behavior “very self-destructive.”
Comparing Donald Trump’s campaign performance to NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana, Gingrich said Trump is in a “slump,” much like Montana was throughout the first half of one of his seasons where he threw an unusual number of interceptions. Gingrich said everything Trump throws out will be scrutinized, word for word, for anything the mainstream media can use against him.
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“Trump is still behaving like it was the primaries where he had 17 candidates…he’s not yet performing at the level where you need to,” Gingrich said.
When asked if Trump could come out of his slump and perform, Gingrich replied, “He has two huge advantages. One is the country really wants change. And the other is Hillary Clinton is the most corrupt and dishonest candidate we’ve ever had as president. So there’s always going to be … a possibility Trump can win.”
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The former speaker advised Trump to “slow down, take a deep breath, and reorganize how he’s operating so that he gets to the standard of a potential President of the United States.”
Gingrich then referenced Trump’s veiled attacks on Arizona Sen. John McCain and current Speaker of the House Paul Ryan — and Trump’s refusal to endorse either candidate in their upcoming re-election bids — as being “very self-destructive.”
h/t: Washington Post
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