He spoke about the press coverage of the president, saying that with the constant negative coverage, he should be far less popular.
“When you’ve had 92 or 93 percent negative press coverage, the very fact that he’s still standing is sort of a miracle,” Gingrich said.
However, he pointed to Trump’s achievement as a way that the president is able to have such a strong level of support.
“Of course, part of that is that he has had a remarkable economy. People, I think, give him large credit for job creation and for wages going up,” Gingrich said. “At the same time, he’s met what he promised his conservative-backed people that he would do.”
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When asked about the latest polls that show Trump’s support slipping, Gingrich was quick to point out that the president has overcome lower polling numbers in the past.
“On this date four years ago, Donald Trump was at 1 percent, and 67 percent of the Republicans said they’d never vote for him,” Gingrich said.
Gingrich brought up Trump’s re-election rally as well, saying that 100,000 ticket requests are a good sign that he still has support from many Americans.
“This is a president with a very intense relationship with his base,” he said. “That everywhere he goes, he turns out 20, 30, 40,000 people.”
As IJR Red previously reported, Trump’s re-election rally in Orlando, Florida, will take place at the Amway Center on Tuesday. Supporters began lining up 40 hours before the event started to ensure a spot at the event.
Gingrich said that Democrats are headed for “disaster” if they continued to run a progressive campaign against the president. Although former Vice President Joe Biden is leading the polls for the Democratic nomination, he may face challenges due to supporting more progressive policies than he had in the past.