Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich claimed that President Donald Trump could have an easy path to reelection if Democrats continue their leftward trajectory.
During the debates last week, 2020 Democratic primary candidates touted several far left policy ideas including a ban on private health care and unanimous support for providing health care to illegal immigrants.
While Democrats clearly think earning the support of the most liberal voters is their pathway to the nomination, it could come back to bite them in the general election.
As IJR previously reported, President Trump and the Republican National Committee have been raking in the cash with more than $100 million on hand for the 2020 elections — which are still more than 500 days away.
During an interview with Fox News, Gingrich claimed that the Trump campaign is going to have smooth sailing to reelection if Democrats don’t veer back toward the center in the near future.
Watch Gingrich’s comments:
“Two things, look at the amount of money [Trump campaign manager Brad] Parscale has helped raise and then look at the size of every one of these rallies. I mean, part of what you see out there is a permanent campaign of 20,000, 30,000, 40,000 people at a time, many of whom didn’t vote for Trump. I think 44% of the people at the El Paso rally were Latinos. So there is a lot of stuff going on out there and the other side is — they look at the debates the other night and they think these people are going to go so far to the left, they’re going to leave a gap 25 miles wide between their views and the American people.”
Gingrich predicted a Reagan-level reelection wave is coming for President Trump, adding that “no one” in the pool of 24 Democrats poses a threat to his reelection.
“The other night when every single candidate raised their hand in favor of tax paid healthcare for illegal immigrants, you can’t get much further away from the American people than they’re getting,” said Gingrich.