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Gingrich: Trump’s judge attacks no ‘game changer’

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Newt Gingrich on Monday said Donald Trump’s fierce criticism of a Hispanic judge is not a game changer for the presidential race.

Gingrich has condemned the remarks, arguing the presumptive GOP nominee made a serious error in suggesting the judge’s ethnicity makes him biased in a case against Trump University.

{mosads}“But I don’t think that’s a game changer in the sense that, overall, he is so much better than Hillary Clinton that any conservative, any Republican, has to be for Donald Trump. It’s that straightforward,” Gingrich, a former House Speaker, said on Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria.” 

“I admire him a lot. I think what he’s done is historic. I think he has a very real chance of becoming president.”

Gingrich said Trump’s repeated attacks on Judge Gonzalo Curiel have not dulled his enthusiasm for the billionaire.

“I also think we’re big boys, and we’re not going to agree on everything 100 percent, and that’s fine,” he said. “That doesn’t mean you break up the campaign or that you fail to be on the same team.

“I think he has a chance here to win by a huge margin if he can elevate the campaign to the big decisions that matter in the lives of the American people,” Gingrich.

Trump earlier Monday called Gingrich’s defense of Curiel “inappropriate.”

Gingrich on Saturday labeled the billionaire’s remark about Curiel “one of the worst mistakes Trump has made.”

Curiel is overseeing a handful of lawsuits that allege Trump’s now-shuttered real estate education program defrauded students and saddled them with debt.

Trump has repeatedly insisted Curiel’s “Mexican heritage” may make him biased against the businessman due to his immigration policies.

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