Close Ally Newt Gingrich Says Trump Is Being “Self-Destructive”

One of Donald Trump’s closest allies, Newt Gingrich, offered some harsh criticism Wednesday, saying the Republican presidential nominee “cannot win the presidency operating the way he is now.”

In an interview with the Washington Post, the former House speaker criticized Trump’s recent controversies, including his criticism of Khazir Khan, the father of a Muslim American solider killed in Iraq, his decision to not yet endorse Senator John McCain and current House Speaker Paul Ryan for re-election, and saying his daughter could just get a new job if she was sexually harassed at work.

“Anybody who is horrified by Hillary should hope that Trump will take a deep breath and learn some new skills,” Gingrich told the Post. “He cannot win the presidency operating the way he is now. She can’t be bad enough to elect him if he’s determined to make this many mistakes.”

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