Gingrich: 'Little Trump is frankly pathetic'
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Newt Gingrich came down on Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpChelsea Clinton announces birth of third child Ukrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report Trump attacks 'the Squad' as 'racist group of troublemakers' MORE Thursday, saying "little Trump is frankly pathetic." 

Gingrich was referring to Trump's attacks on Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanJuan Williams: Trump fans the flames of white grievance Ex-White House spokesman Raj Shah joins Fox Corporation as senior vice president Trump quietly rolled back programs to detect, combat weapons of mass destruction: report MORE (R-Wis.) for distancing himself from the Republican presidential nominee just weeks before the election. 

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“Donald Trump has one opponent. Her name is Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonChelsea Clinton announces birth of third child Ukrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report A question for Robert Mueller MORE. Her name is not Paul Ryan. It’s not anybody else,” Gingrich, a Trump adviser, said Thursday morning on Fox Business.

“Look, first of all, let me just say about Trump, who I admire and I’ve tried to help as much as I can. There’s a big Trump and a little Trump,” Gingrich said.

“The little Trump is frankly pathetic. I mean, he’s mad over not getting a phone call?”

Trump at a rally in Florida Wednesday complained that Ryan didn't call and congratulate him after Sunday night's debate against Clinton.

“Instead of calling me and saying, ‘Congratulations, you did a great job, you absolutely destroyed her in the debate like everybody said,’” Trump said.

"So wouldn’t you think that Paul Ryan would call and say, ‘Good going?'"