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 HarrisRNC targets McAuliffe, Biden campaign event with mobile billboard Obama looks to give new momentum to McAuliffe Kamala Harris engages with heckler during New York speech MORE (D-Calif.) on Wednesday night, and urged President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel plans to subpoena Trump lawyer who advised on how to overturn election Texans chairman apologizes for 'China virus' remark Biden invokes Trump in bid to boost McAuliffe ahead of Election Day MORE to "study" Pence's style in preparing for his next debate against Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden invokes Trump in bid to boost McAuliffe ahead of Election Day Business lobby calls for administration to 'pump the brakes' on vaccine mandate Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by Boeing — Afghanistan reckoning shows no signs of stopping 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.