Newt should now have his feet held to the fire to explain what he thinks the alt-right is and why Donald Trump should disavow it.
He appears to be spinning to try to make peace with cuckservatives.
Come on Newt, you can do better than this.
Newt Gingrich blasted the notion that Donald Trump’s campaign and rhetoric catered to what’s called the alt-right movement, which rejects establishment conservatism and spreads its far-right ideology online.
“It’s garbage,” the former House speaker and a Trump adviser told CBS’s John Dickerson on “Face the Nation” on Sunday when asked to comment on the alt-right movement, whose members have shown support for Trump.
“Donald Trump is a mainstream conservative who wants to profoundly take on the left. The left is infuriated that anybody wants to challenge their moral superiority,” Gingrich said.
In September, Donald Trump Jr. shared an image that portrayed his father and his running mate, Mike Pence, alongside radio host Alex Jones and a cartoon icon associate with the white nationalist alt-right. Stephen Bannon, Trump’s campaign chief executive and former executive chairman of Breitbart News, once described that website as “the platform of the alt-right.”
Trump’s candidacy and rhetoric have energized white supremacy groups — in August, Rocky Suhayda, a top American Nazy Party leader, said a Trump victory is “going to be a real opportunity for people like white nationalists.”
Still, Gingrich dismissed notions about the president-elect’s ties to the alt-right. He said he never heard of the movement “until the nutcakes started writing about it,” referring to media outlets including The Washington Post.
Gingrich also spoke briefly Sunday about plans to deport undocumented immigrants, saying there will be “substantial deportations.”
“They’re called criminals,” he added.
Hillary thought that Trump is alt-right. Let’s hope she’s correct. Mainstream “conservatives” like Paul Ryan are TOXIC losers. Trump needs to ditch them and get the job of getting the country on the right track if they won’t come along for the ride.
Ann has it right: