UPDATED 7:07 AM PT – Monday, August 24, 2020
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich recently took aim at Joe Biden for the theme of his DNC speech. In an interview over the weekend, he said the former vice president made a “big mistake” by making the theme of his speech “dark versus light.”
While he conceded the speech was likely the best of Biden’s career, he noted that it was too heavy and likely set up the rest of his campaign at a disadvantage.
Gingrich pointed out neither Biden or Kamala Harris commented on increasing crime rates in Democrat-run cities and that’s part of the darkness they claim to be fighting against.
“When you have people tearing down statues, that’s the darkness, and then ironically in the end it’s going to turn out that Harris and Biden are on the side of the darkness,”he stated. Having the best African-American employment in history, having the best Latino employment in history; those are the things Trump achieved, that’s the light.”
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— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) August 23, 2020
In a separate interview over the weekend, Gingrich also said he believes the chances of President Trump winning reelection in November are looking “extremely good.”