Newt Gingrich, the former GOP House speaker with the strangely large and boxy head, still thinks Donald Trump can win. But Fox’s Megyn Kelly has some bad news for him.
On Tuesday, Newt Gingrich joined her on The Kelly File, but things didn’t go so well for him. You see, both he and the Fox “News” host are famous right-wing pundits, but that’s where the similarity ends. While Gingrich wallows in the fetid fever swamp of Donald Trump’s overwrought imagination, Megyn Kelly lives in a more reality-based world. During their seven minutes together, she dropped some massive truth bombs from which the Gingrich who stole Christmas may never recover.
Things got off to a bad start when Newt Gingrich insisted that the GOP candidate is ahead of Hillary Clinton in the polls, despite ample evidence to the contrary. He even declared “we have two alternative universes now,” and insisted the Donald has more support than the “establishment” media is willing to tell us. Gingrich then cited obscure contests being won in places like Duluth.
An incredulous Megyn Kelly listened to the man’s drivel with an aghast expression on her face. And then she tore into him.
‘Let me just ask you, because you say it’s two alternative universes. These are sort of small examples of how he might be ahead in early voting. But I’m telling you that the Fox News Decision Desk just moved Iowa, that you just mentioned, Indiana, [the] second congressional district in Maine, all of them moved left. Moved more likely to vote for Hillary Clinton.’
Megyn Kelly then queued up the latest electoral map with numbers from Larry Sabato, who happens to be a highly respected political science guru from the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, not some left-wing shill. It shows that, given the poll numbers, Hillary Clinton’s on track to win 307 electoral votes to Donald Trump’s measly 174. There’s no way in Hell Mein Trumpf can catch up even if he wins every single one of those 57 toss-up votes still in play.
Plus, as Megyn Kelly points out, the Trump tapes have raised concerns among women that “he’s a sexual predator.” And an awful lot of these undecided women voters live in must-win swing states like Pennsylvania. So what does Newt Gingrich do? He changes the subject — or “pivots” as the political wonks like to say — and drops this bizarre and sexist accusation:
‘You are fascinated with sex, and you don’t care about public policy.’
He wishes. “Me? Really?” Megyn Kelly shoots back. Sounding like a creepy stalker, Newt Gingrich answers:
‘That’s what I get out of watching you tonight.’
Dear God. While likely suppressing the urge to vomit and then scrub herself from head to toe with bleach, Megyn Kelly snapped back:
‘You know what Mr. Speaker, I’m not fascinated by sex, but I am fascinated by the protection of women and understanding what we’re getting in the Oval Office, and I think the American voters would like to know—’
When Newt Gingrich’s big fat talking head brought up Hillary Clinton’s husband’s way over-shared affair with Monica Lewinsky, Megyn Kelly reminded him that she‘s not the one calling Donald Trump a sexual predator: The American people are.
‘Listen, it’s not about me. It’s about the women and men of America […] The polls also show the American public is less interested in the deeds of Hillary Clinton’s husband than they are in the deeds of the man who asks us to make him president, Donald Trump.”’
He then kept trying to talk over her, but Megyn Kelly shot him down and ended the show on the most brutal note possible.
‘We’re going to have to leave it at that, and you can take your anger issues and spend some time working on them, Mr. Speaker. Thanks for being here.”
Whoever thought that Donald Trump would win the GOP’s presidential nomination? Or that liberals would enjoy watching Megyn Kelly light into Donald Trump and and his supporters? Yet… here we are.
Watch: Megyn Kelly hands Newt Gingrich his sorry ass on a glorious platter.
Featured image: Video screen grab via The Kelly File.