Watch Gingrich Go Down In Flames After Absurd Defense Of Trump On ‘The View’
Appearing on Tuesday’s episode of “The View,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich joined the women to promote his new book. But it didn’t take long before the panel hammered the former Georgia Republican for speaking like a politician out of both sides of his mouth.
Trying to convey Donald Trump’s talking points on the Russia scandal, Gingrich said that Trump was exonerated by Comey’s testimony and questioned whether Comey was lying under oath about the memos. He argued that Comey testified that there was no evidence of collusion that he has seen and thus the investigation should be dropped.
“If you believe that, why was it so hard to accept that he didn’t find whatever everybody thought there was going to be on Mrs. Clinton?” Goldberg asked.
“Well, I think actually he found more than enough on Mrs. Clinton which is why she’s still Mrs. Clinton,” Gingrich said.
Goldberg countered back: “Now you know that was doublespeak at its best. What did you just say?”
“she would be President Clinton if he had found nothing,” Gingrich explained, admitting that without Comey, Clinton would have been elected.
Co-host Sunny Hostin said that if Trump believes he was vindicated by Comey then he believes that the testimony was truthful.
“Comey also said that the president was a liar. And he also said that the president asked him for his loyalty and asked him to let go of the [retired Gen. Michael] Flynn investigation. How is that a victory?” she asked.
Gingrich claimed that people who are fired tend to be “disgruntled” and implied that Comey shouldn’t be believed for that reason.
But Behar wasn’t having it and struck back citing the Comey memos that the former director wrote after each meeting with Trump. Gingrich seemed to call into question whether or not those memos were real and if Comey lied about them under oath.
Watch the full interview in the video below: