Gingrich: New York Times, Washington Post in 'all-out war' against Trump
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Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that two of the country’s most prominent newspapers are in an “all-out war” against Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Camerota clashes with Trump's immigration head over president's tweet LA Times editorial board labels Trump 'Bigot-in-Chief' Trump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates MORE.


During a radio interview with John Catsimatidis, Gingrich blasted the news outlets, saying they are lying about the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. 

“Both The New York Times and The Washington Post have been in an all-out war to try to redefine Donald Trump,” he said.

Gingrich pointed to a Times article that portrayed Trump as often being inappropriate with women. The report relied on testimony from dozens of women who have interacted with the mogul over the years.

Gingrich said that “every single woman in the article [repudiated] the article, and say that The New York Times lied. They didn’t say those things.”

Rowanne Brewer Lane, who dated Trump, said the Times had taken a quote from her out of context.

Gingrich, who is reportedly one of Trump’s top choices for vice president, also argued that it’s clear Trump is a better choice than presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton responds to Trump tweets telling Dem lawmakers to 'go back' to their countries The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur: Here's how to choose a president MORE.

“If you think that it's OK to have a corrupt, dishonest government in Washington, Hillary Clinton is the perfect candidate, because she’s part of the establishment, she gets it, she understands how to lie about virtually everything,” Gingrich said. 

“If you really believe we got to change America back to prosperity and jobs and creativity and dynamics, then Trump is the only candidate in this race that makes any sense at all,” he added later.