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Gingrich: Trump’s ‘going to win’ after ‘regret’ speech

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Newt Gingrich is predicting Donald Trump will win this fall’s election after a speech in which the GOP presidential nominee expressed regret for his harsh comments.
 
“I’m going to go out on a limb and you can keep this tape and remind me after the election, OK? Donald Trump’s going to win,” Gingrich said late Thursday on Fox News’s “Hannity.” 
 
{mosads}“Donald Trump’s going to win because in the end, the country’s not going to reward big banks and big unions and big bureaucracies and big donors and big corruption by voting for a big liar,” Gingrich added.
 
“In the end, the country’s going to say, you know, whatever Trump’s weaknesses may be, he’s a sincere guy trying very hard to get this country back on the right track.”
 
Gingrich said fellow Republicans will end up regretting it if they don’t get behind Trump now.
 
“If a bunch of Republicans are too stiff-necked, too proud or, in some cases, too committed to the old order, after the election I think they’re going to be very sobered by their position because the fact is he’s going to win,” he said.
 
Gingrich dismissed the businessman’s poor poll numbers, saying they do not accurately show how voters feel.
 
“The pollsters who have telephoners are going to consistently get a lower vote for Trump because the media has attacked him so savagely and so dishonestly that a substantial number of people will not say they’re for Trump,” he said.
 
“But when you do a computerized poll where people are comfortable, his vote goes up very dramatically. This is August. After August, I think we’ll be in good shape.”
 
Trump on Thursday said he regrets the bruising language he has used against foes on the campaign trail.
 
“Sometimes, the heat of the debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don’t choose the right words or you say the wrong thing,” he said during a rally in Charlotte, N.C.
 
“I have done that, and I regret it, particularly where it may have caused personal pain. Too much is at stake for us to be consumed with these issues.”
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