This article was originally published by Duncan Smith at The National Sentinal.
Few in and around Washington have their finger on the pulse of the nation than former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
The political tea reader and former Georgia Republican and House Speaker was the one who designed the “Contract With America” that was instrumental in the GOP retaking control of the lower chamber for the first time in decades two years into President Bill Clinton’s first term.
He’s got his finger in the political winds constantly. He knows the ground game better than most.
And he says that President Trump’s not only going to beat Democratic nominee Joe Biden, but wipe the floor with him.
“I’m predicting that it will be a dramatically bigger victory than people currently expect,” Gingrich told host Jesse Waters on Saturday night.
A Trump victory is “beginning to build,” Gingrich added.
Gingrich encouraged Republicans to point out their differences from Democrats in order to bolster Trump’s chances.
“We don’t have to want to make stuff up. We don’t have to invent some post office phony scandal. We just have to tell the truth about how radical these people are,” Gingrich said.
Gingrich also said the growing violence and chaos in Democratic-controlled cities like Chicago, Seattle, and Portland will hurt Democrats and help Trump.
“Rioting every day for 90 days, that begins to be a fact. And it was very interesting to me that neither Biden nor Harris was willing to say a word about Antifa, [not] a word about a level of crime,” he said.
“You know, [we] have the mayor of Chicago announcing that she’s going to have police on her own personal street because she wants her family to be safe. But good luck to the rest of the city,” Gingrich added. “Well, I think this stuff sinks in at a level of reality that even NBC News can’t cover-up.”
We know that opinions are like belly buttons — everyone has one.
But Newt’s been around a long time. He knows DC. He knows America. And he knows President Trump.