Gingrich to GOP: You're either for Trump or you're for Clinton
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Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said on Sunday that Republicans must choose between helping their presumptive presidential nominee, Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rips Dems' demands, impeachment talk: 'Witch Hunt continues!' Nevada Senate passes bill that would give Electoral College votes to winner of national popular vote The Hill's Morning Report - Pelosi remains firm despite new impeachment push MORE, or supporting Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonNevada Senate passes bill that would give Electoral College votes to winner of national popular vote 2020 Dems break political taboos by endorsing litmus tests Iowa Democrats brace for caucus turnout surge MORE.


In a radio interview with John Catsimatidis, the former Speaker was asked about Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzJim Carrey fires back at 'Joe McCarthy wanna-be' Cruz Hillicon Valley: Google delays cutting off Huawei | GOP senators split over breaking up big tech | Report finds DNC lagging behind RNC on cybersecurity GOP senators split over antitrust remedies for big tech MORE (R-Texas) flirting with the idea of restarting his presidential campaign.

“I mean I just think — I don’t know what Ted was thinking of,” Gingrich said. “To me, it’s pretty clear that this is over. Trump is the nominee. That’s why I disagreed with [Speaker] Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanAmash storm hits Capitol Hill Debate with Donald Trump? Just say no Ex-Trump adviser says GOP needs a better health-care message for 2020 MORE [R-Wis.]. I thought that the moment to say, ‘OK, we have the leader of the team, let’s pull the team together, let’s go beat Hillary,’ has arrived. 

“You’re either for Hillary Clinton or you’re for Donald Trump. If you’re not for Donald Trump, you are functionally helping Hillary Clinton. I think it’s just that straightforward.”

Gingrich’s comments come as a rebuke to Republicans who are rumored to be exploring the possibility of a conservative third-party candidate to block Trump from taking the White House.