Newt Gingrich sounds fed up with ‘pathetic’ Donald Trump

Donald Trump and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich share the stage during a campaign rally in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Donald Trump and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich share the stage during a campaign rally in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, long one of Donald Trump’s loyalists, has joined the droves of Republican elders berating the party’s nominee for his role in the civil war engulfing the GOP.

The ex-Georgia lawmaker told Fox Business Network on Thursday that Trump’s reaction to House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republicans who have fled his campaign after a video showed him bragging about sexually harassing women is “frankly pathetic.”

“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?”

He’s referring to a Trump rally in Florida on Wednesday where the candidate berated Ryan for not calling to congratulate him after Sunday’s debate.

Gingrich, who was on Trump’s running-mate short list, said Trump should keep his eye on his real opponent in November  and not get drawn into sideshows.

“Her name is Hillary Clinton,” he said. “Her name is not Paul Ryan. It’s not anybody else.”

His plea to Trump: “Focus on defeating Hillary.”

Watch Gingrich here:

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Nancy Trull Gibson Leggett
Nancy Trull Gibson Leggett

You must have selective hearing because I listened to that interview and that's not what I heard. It's obvious your not a Trump supporter. But you can bet I am as well as all my family and friends. Trump 2016.

Steve Mccranie
Steve Mccranie

Newt is like a fish out of water flopping all over the place.

Steve Britt
Steve Britt

I think the AJC is what has become pathetic.

Greg Barnette
Greg Barnette

Nice try\U0001f602. . Because voting democrat is a vote for the same old thing,,,,,, but carry on if you like where your at.... both parties and the media fear Donald Trump... two reasons:: Prison? \U0001f4b0ABSOLUTELY

Dena Whiteley Rodemoyer
Dena Whiteley Rodemoyer

I saw that interview. Why don't you report it correctly? This is the crap people are tired of with the media

Robert J. Simon
Robert J. Simon

You liberals just trying your hardest to tear down our next president ( Donald Trump ) ! Guess your all scared you will loose all your free stuff !

Gop Party News
Gop Party News

Interesting post thanks really good more [trust worthy news] please

Barron Scott Thompson
Barron Scott Thompson

America has no idea what Muslims are to this country. That's why there is such an alarm within the U.S. government, since Trump's statement about temporary suspension of migration of Muslims to the U.S. until U.S. authorities make sure there is a proper concept of safe penetration of U.S. territory. People are stunned to learn that the head of the U.S. CIA is a Muslim! Do hope this wakes up some! Until it hits you like a ton of bricks, read it again, until you understand! We now have a Muslim government! John Brennan, current head of the CIA converted to Islam while stationed in Saudi Arabia. Obama's top adviser, Valerie Jarrett, is a Muslim who was born in Iran where her parents still live. Hillary Clinton's top adviser, Huma Abedin, is a Muslim, whose mother and brother are still involved in the now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt! Assistant Secretary for Policy Development for Homeland Security Arif Aikhan is a Muslim. Homeland Security Adviser Mohammed Elibiary is a Muslim. Obama adviser and founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council Salam al-Marayati is a Muslim. Obama's Sharia Czar Imam Mohamed Magid of the Islamic Society of North America is a Muslim. Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships Eboo Patel is a Muslim. Nancy Pelosi announced she will appoint Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind, a Muslim as the first Muslim lawmaker on the House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, of all things! It would make Carson the first Muslim to serve on the committee that receives intelligence on the threat of Islamic militants in the Middle East! He has suggested that U.S. schools should be modeled after Islamic madrassas, where education is based on the Quran! Last, but not least, our closet Muslim himself, Barack Hussein Obama. It's questionable if Obama ever officially took the oath of office when he was sworn in. He did not repeat the oath properly to defend our nation and our Constitution. Later the Democrats claimed he was given the oath again, in private. Yeah, right. CIA director John Brennan took his oath on a copy of the Constitution, not a Bible? Jarrett wrote her college thesis on how she wanted to change America into a Muslim friendly nation, and she is a top advisor for Obama! Congressman Keith Ellison took his oath on a copy of the Qur'an, NOT the Bible! Conservative Congresswoman Michele Bachman, R-MN, was vilified and verbally tarred and feathered by Democrats when she voiced her concern about Muslims taking over our government! Considering all these appointments, it would explain why Obama and his minions are systematically destroying our nation, supporting radical Muslim groups worldwide, opening our southern border and turning a blind eye to the genocide being perpetrated on Christians all over Africa and the Middle East! The more damage Obama does, the more arrogant he's become! Our nation and our government have been infiltrated by people who want to destroy us! It can only get worse! In his book Obama said, "If it comes down to it, I will side with the Muslims." If you fail to pass this one on, there's something wrong ... somewhere! Our President is Hussein ISLAMOBAMA... Common sense doesn't grow in everyone’s garden! Vote Trump/Pence

Monte Poitevint
Monte Poitevint

Sounds like glee from this propaganda rag. What's the opinion of real Georgians? And I'm not referring to Blue state loon transplants. Don't real Georgians count for something in this leftist, biased rag?

Morris G. Monkus
Morris G. Monkus

No speech I have heard has Newt sounded fed up with Trump. Are you people reporting the news or just what you want it to be?

Wesley Sitton
Wesley Sitton

No he isnt the liberals on the page are done with us like we are with you!!!

James Campbell
James Campbell

I agree that Trump is off message too many times chasing rabbits when his focus should be on the genuine, all star liar, Hillary Clinton. She has lied countless times on the public airwaves, while you media elites ignore that to concentrate on a retarded woman who did not know how to fend off an imaginary groper thirty years ago.

Kathy C. Malphrus
Kathy C. Malphrus

I heard that interview, but I never heard Newt say that at all...

Danny Lea
Danny Lea

Newt "there are two Trumps".... Dumb and Dumber

Ron Hunt
Ron Hunt

Took him long enough to get fed up!.truth be told, I'm fed up with Newt Gingrich..please go away..

Jorge Herrera
Jorge Herrera

newt contributed to the creation of trump by engaging in the same my way or the highway type of politics...we are ALL here and to move forward every single group needs to give equally

Peggy Stokes
Peggy Stokes

You got it all wrong as usual !! It''s lying Hellery that people are feed up with.Never count your chickens before they hatch!! I Trump Train all the way to the White House!!

Carroll Myers
Carroll Myers

Sorry Newt, the deplorable Donald-bully-boy we see is the only deplorable Donald-bully-boy there is. You love in the same alternate reality as traitorous Trump.

Rod Miller
Rod Miller

Liberal GPNN creating a storyline once again

Chris Boswell
Chris Boswell

Another story the AJC has twisted up. So that its misinterpreted. AJC AND ATLANTA SUCK.

Daniel Mobley
Daniel Mobley

What's next? Donald Trump is not voting for Donald Trump this a rag on the floor of a low budget porn movie!!!

Daniel Eason
Daniel Eason

Donald Trump will announce that during the last week before the election.

Daniel Mobley
Daniel Mobley

Hillary is a corrupt money hungry non American that only has herself and her agenda at the base of her campaign! No one that has done any research should vote for her!!!

Al Toth
Al Toth

Everyone around the world is fed up with con man Trump.

Al Toth
Al Toth

Margaret Morgan Martin Guess you don't know how to use google and find out the truth then. Only the very misinformed see Trump as anything more then a two bit con man.

Al Toth
Al Toth

Janet Elizabeth Schrader Both say the same thing just easy for more to quickly search google.

Sheri Ryan
Sheri Ryan

I saw that interview and of course AJC you left out all the other things he said about Pathetic Hillary.He in No way sounded fed up with Trump. But he did sound fed up with the media. And talked about all those emails and all the corruption and lies. The fourth estate is a joke and you don't even realize you have become irrelevant. \U0001f644\U0001f44e\U0001f3fb

Cindy Manga
Cindy Manga

AMEN!! Sick of this racist, one sided joke of media "news"