Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich believes charges against former President Donald Trump are giving his White House bid a major boost.
“They’re forcing Republicans to choose between corruption and Trump,” he told The Epoch Times. Polls and political analysis largely support his assessment, with recent data showing that Trump has raised $8 million in the four days after the indictment from a New York grand jury on February 23. This follows a Yahoo! News-YouGov poll which showed 57 percent of respondents supporting Trump over his leading potential rival Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who had 31 percent of the hypothetical votes.
Trump has pleaded not guilty to all 34 counts of felony charges brought about by Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg. In recent weeks this has unified major Republican 2024 hopefuls to rally behind the former president and according to Gingrich, makes it “very hard for anybody to attack him”, as siding with prosecutors seems like an attack on the “corrupt establishment”.
Gingrich likened these events to those leading up to the fall of Rome, saying “you now have people on the left who are willing to abuse the law, do things that clearly have nothing to do with justice.” He also remarked that “every time you turn around, [the case] gets weaker” and is merely evidence of how much “they hate and fear Donald Trump”.
Quoting from a speech from a Democratic ally of Grover Cleveland who won two consecutive presidential elections in 1884 & 1892, Gingrich said “people love him most of all for enemies he has made” which can be applied similarly here for Donald Trump.
Gingrich predicts Trump will become Republican nominee for 2024 election and Biden’s policy failures will make it more likely that he wins again – making history as “the first American President to lose an election and come back and win a second time” since Cleveland.