Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, appeared on The View (WHY?!) this week where he was grilled by the panel of ladies on all sorts of matters ranging from Comey to Trump. The very liberal hosts tried to pin him in corners but Gingrich kept it cool. He even kept it cool after The View hosts denied basic facts about the Clinton email investigation. It FINALLY freaking ended when Whoopi Goldberg made some crazy assertion, with no basis, about Trump’s relationship with the media.
Shortly before THAT happened, Jedediah Bila asked Newt about Trump’s support with the public, asking stuff like “are people frustrated with him?, disappointed with him? What are they feeling out there?
GINGRICH: I think it’s amazing, if you look at the — for example, CNN’s 93% negative coverage according to Harvard, 93% negative, I think it’s a miracle that Trump has any approval.
[scoffing at table]
JOY BEHAR: Oh, my God.
GINGRICH: Constant unending barrage —
[WHOOPI RAISES HER HAND]
BEHAR: I have a question, too.
WHOOPI: So, do you mean, because I recall and maybe I’m crazy, but I recall from the time the gentleman came down the escalator until the time he won, he was 24/7 on every television on every network forcing– making one of the head of the networks saying, ‘yeah, it wasn’t good for America but it was great for us.’ It was all positive until people started asking questions. Now —
GINGRICH: It wasn’t all positive!
SUNNY HOSTIN: It was live coverage of Donald Trump was saying.
WHOOPI: I’m sorry, I —
GINGRICH: It was all noisy but it wasn’t all positive.
WHOOPI: No, no. 98% of it was positive, Newt.
BILA: No, I disagree with that…
[to Bila] I know you disagree with it but I don’t care. I know what I saw. [throws hands up in the air]