Donald Trump completed the reset of his campaign with a major speech in North Carolina.
Prior to the address, he had announced hiring Steve Bannon as campaign CEO and Kellyanne Comway as campaign manager.
And after all the developments, Newt Gingrich made a bold prediction.
Appearing on Fox News after Trump’s speech, Gingrich declared Trump was going to win the election.
Following Donald Trump’s speech expressing “regret” for comments he has made throughout the course of his campaign, supporter and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich predicted the Republican nominee would prevail in November against Hillary Clinton.
“I’m going to go out on a limb tonight and you can keep this tape and remind me about it after the election, OK? Donald Trump’s going to win,” Gingrich told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Thursday night. “Donald Trump’s going to win because in the end the country is not going to reward big banks and big unions and big bureaucracies and big donors and big corruption by voting for a big liar. And in the end, the country is going to say, you know, whatever Trump’s weaknesses may be, he’s a sincere guy trying very hard to get this country back on the right track.”
Gingrich had previously expressed frustration with Trump’s performance following the Republican National Convention, warning that the GOP nominee needed to stick to the issues and not go after anyone not named Clinton. And he also admonished establishment Republicans who are still opposed to supporting Trump.
“Now if a bunch of Republicans are too stiff-necked, too proud or in some cases too committed to the old order, after the election I think they’re going to be very sobered by this, their position,” Gingrich said. “Because the fact is I think he’s going to win.”
Hannity, a staunch Trump supporter, responded, “I hope and pray you’re right because I don’t think we can survive four more years of these failed policies.”
Trump’s speech was well received across the media spectrum for his biting attacks on Hillary Clinton and message discipline.
He laced into Hillary for her lies about Benghazi, her email server and her disastrous foreign policy decisions.
He cast her as a corrupt keeper of the status quo that has failed too many Americans.
Trump also blasted Hillary for supporting the same failed Democrat policies that devastated minority communities.
Sam Stein of the left-wing Huffington Post complimented Trump on his speech.
i’ll say it, this seems like a more potent Trump speech than any recent one i can remember.
— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) August 18, 2016
And Dave Catanese of U.S. News and World Report also praised Trump’s speech.
Trump’s best speech of the summer. https://t.co/n2r99uddMu
— David Catanese (@davecatanese) August 19, 2016
Will this speech be enough to help Trump turn around the race?
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