Can Donald Trump pull off one of the greatest election upsets in American history? Historian Newt Gingrich, in an interview with the FOX Business Network’s Lou Dobbs, compared the Republican candidate’s campaign to that of the 33rd President of the United States – Harry S. Truman.
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“The elite media understands that if they allow Donald Trump to communicate directly to the American people, he’s just plain going to beat them. And he’s going to win, and Hillary is going to lose And the elite media in newsroom after newsroom is dedicated to defeating Trump and I think every chance they get to try to get him off message, they will,” he said. “I hope that Donald Trump will take, as his model, Harry Truman’s campaign in 1948 where the entire elite media had written Truman off and he came back, he pounded away, and he won the presidency despite every expectation of the national establishment. I think Trump has the same opportunity this year.”
The former Speaker of the House explained how Donald Trump represents a resurgent commitment to American interests.
“He is a direct threat to the good ol’ boy network given Hillary the good ol’ girl network that has historically run this country and what the news media is trying to do is avoid a serious debate about fundamental issues,” he said.
And that serious debate involves corruption and the spread of ISIS.
“We have been at war for a minimum of 15 years, we are not winning the war. The process is corrupting our military. We now have a huge scandal in the central command where people were instructed to lie and underestimate the power of ISIS – That should be a national scandal, it should frighten all of us if our military is being politicized and becoming as dishonest and corrupt as Hillary Clinton is ,” he said.