Gingrich: If Dem lawmaker hit Trump, 'he would knock her down'

Gingrich: If Dem lawmaker hit Trump, 'he would knock her down'

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) warned that President TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol fencing starts coming down after 'Justice for J6' rally Netanyahu suggests Biden fell asleep in meeting with Israeli PM Aides try to keep Biden away from unscripted events or long interviews, book claims MORE would knock down Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) if the two were in a boxing match.

During an interview with Fox News's Sean Hannity, Gingrich was asked to respond to comments from Waters.

In the clip, Waters said she is "listening, watching, absorbing, thinking about Ali even though I never met him," adding: "With this kind of inspiration, I will go and take Trump out tonight."

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Gingrich said he is guessing her reference to Muhammad Ali "is a reference to boxing."

"And so, she meant it in the sense of hitting, you know — hitting in the ring," Gingrich said. "First of all, let me just say — you'd never get it to happen, but the idea of a round between her and Donald Trump is pretty interesting."

Gingrich said he thinks Trump would likely win in the opening half-minute.

Hannity said Trump wouldn't hit a woman.

"Yeah, but if he was confronted with her, he would be very pleasant until she hit him, and the second she hit him, he would knock her down," Gingrich said. "I mean, let's be honest here, this is crazy."

Gingrich added he thinks Waters is in the group of people who are "so frankly, crazy, that they are certifiably out of touch with reality."

Waters often rails against the president. Over the weekend, she ripped Trump and members of his administration, saying Twitter that the "filth wreaking from" Trump's White House affects "even the most honorable people."