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Newt Gingrich urged Trump to 'study' Pence's debating style: 'He wasn't hostile'

Newt Gingrich urged Trump to 'study' Pence's debating style: 'He wasn't hostile'
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Former Speaker Newt GingrichNewton (Newt) Leroy GingrichMORE (R-Ga.) praised Vice President Pence for his "remarkable" debate performance against Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisSenate majority offers Biden new avenues on Trump environmental rollbacks Empire State Building lights on eve of Biden inauguration to honor COVID-19 victims READ: Harris letter resigning from Senate ahead of inauguration MORE (D-Calif.) on Wednesday night, and urged President TrumpDonald TrumpGiuliani used provisional ballot to vote in 2020 election, same method he disparaged in fighting to overturn results Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Fox News' DC managing editor Bill Sammon to retire MORE to "study" Pence's style in preparing for his next debate against Joe BidenJoe BidenWoman accused of trying to sell Pelosi laptop to Russians arrested Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Trump moves to lift coronavirus travel restrictions on Europe, Brazil MORE.

"I thought Vice President Pence did a remarkable job the other night, which I really hope the president will study," Gingrich told "Outnumbered Overtime" anchor Harris Faulkner.

"He was calm. He was focused. He would go back and say, 'You didn't answer the question,' " he continued. "He wasn't hostile. He just stayed on her. And I think, as a result, he had a very good evening. And the country had a much better sense of what a radical Kamala Harris is."

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Trump was roundly criticized for his debate style in his first showdown with Biden last month, with the event from Cleveland marred by interruptions and personal insults. Biden has seen a bump in polling since the first debate with the election just 24 days away.

The tweet comes after the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Thursday the planned Oct. 15 debate moderated by Steve Scully would be conducted virtually.

Trump quickly shot down the proposal, while the Biden campaign announced it would participate in an ABC town hall instead.

The final debate between Trump and Biden is scheduled for Oct. 22.