Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) on Sunday lauded Donald TrumpDonald TrumpUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Trump sues NYT, Mary Trump over story on tax history McConnell, Shelby offer government funding bill without debt ceiling MORE’s ability to campaign despite opposition from "the elite news media.”
Speaking in a radio interview with John Catsimatidis, the former House Speaker claimed that Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, is coming up in the polls because of his staunch grassroots support.
“Certainly the polling that we’ve seen recently would indicate that he has come on and begun to move,” Gingrich said. “And this is in an environment where the elite news media has done everything they could to destroy him.
“So it’s a remarkable tribute to Trump’s ability to persevere and to the degree that he represents the spirit of millions and millions of Americans that he has survived this onslaught.”
Gingrich also said he believes Trump won the third presidential debate of 2016 on Oct. 19 and that he has a “very, very good” chance to win the election next month.
He also appeared to suggest that Trump is trailing in polls because some of his supporters aren’t identifying him as their pick when answering surveys.
“I also believe that just as with the Brexit vote in Britain, he is in fact very likely to end up in a position where there's 3 or 4 percentage points that won’t say his name,” Gingrich said.