Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich joined presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Ohio Wednesday night, where he introduced the businessman as someone who will “kick over the table” to create change in Washington:
“I cannot imagine a more vivid proof of corruption than the steps that go from the Bill Clinton accidental airport meeting to the Saturday of the 4th of July weekend interview …to the attorney general this afternoon announcing with great surprise that she accepts the FBI director’s total sellout of the American system,” Gingrich said.
He explained how the Clinton email probe was a small piece of a broader development in the country of “two Americas” in which there is the “corrupt Washington of the old order” and “the rest of us.”
“I say to you, ‘Enough!’ ” he said.
“Is there a single person here who believes that if you had done what Hillary Clinton had done then you would not be prosecuted?” Gingrich asked.
And just before formally announcing Trump to the stage, Gingrich said, “Here’s the reality. The difference between all the folks who went out and talked and Donald Trump, is that he has had a lifetime of creating jobs, a lifetime of building buildings, and a lifetime of getting things done. Everybody talks about how they’d like to change Washington a little bit and calm the situation, this guy’s gonna kick over the table.”
This is the first time Gingrich has opened for Trump. Notably, Trump is expected to announce his vice president pick sometime next week.