“I thought it was a very effective evening and my guess is that independents found themselves much more intrigued by the future with Donald Trump than anybody in the media expected, and then I think despite the media’s efforts, this will be a very successful convention,” Newt said to the host of Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends about the start of the Republican National Convention.
Fox and Friends
August 25, 2020
Well, first of all, South Carolina did an awful lot for the country when you have both Nikki Haley and Tim Scott and they were both extraordinary. Scott’s closing from cotton to congress in one generation is probably as good of a repudiation of all of last week’s talk about racism as you could ask for. I also have to say from the Georgia perspective, having Herschel Walker say he is known and been friends with Donald Trump for 37 years and then he, Herschel is offended when people suggest he be that close to a racist. I thought it was a complete repudiation of the left’s efforts to tar president Trump. So, I thought it was effective overall. Interestingly, the average speaker this week in prime time is about nine years younger than the average speaker last week at the democratic party. And you saw, for example, Kim Klacik, great new candidate from Baltimore had almost three times as much time as AOC and used it very effectively to take on the corruption and failure of liberal Democrats in big cities. So, I thought it was a very effective evening and my guess is that independents found themselves much more intrigued by the future with Donald Trump than anybody in the media expected and then I think despite the media’s efforts. This will be a very successful convention.
Look, I think the powerful thing is when your opponents develop a lie and people see the facts, they really do changes divisively. I think that the — what I would frankly consider a media that is dedicated now to consistently lying is actually undermining their own credibility. Not necessarily undermining the president’s. It was very significant in terms of what Tim Scott has personally committed to. Yesterday, the trump administration announced that they are going to be moving federal jobs and federal offices into these Opportunity Zones. That is the biggest single step ever taken to try to begin to rebuild the poorest parts of American society. And I think it’s an example that Trump has actually tried to be effective not just sympathetic. People talk about Joe Biden is a good person. Well, Trump is actually getting things done. And the record he has with historically black colleges and universities is better than any president in history. So, I think you saw this. But you also saw something I saw fascinating that is everyday people. We have a cancer survivor explaining that it was president Trump’s intervention to make it possible to have a choice if you have a fatal disease and so she is alive. That’s sort of an amazing example of Trump’s ability to change things. Not just talk about them.
Look. There is a great book called the Madness of the Crowds. And I would say that Nancy Pelosi is a perfect example of the madness of her crowd.
I wrote a paper recently saying we are at a war between two worlds. I think if you look at these two conventions you will see what I’m talking about. I mean Pelosi is from San Francisco a city which is collapsing. Which, by the way, Harris is also from San Francisco. This is a city which is collapsing. There is a picture just put out today of rush hour in downtown San Francisco. There is no one on the street. People are moving out of the city. The rapid transit is going broke because there are no riders. So, Pelosi comes from a rich enclave in a city which is collapsing, and she brings all of those values to Washington. And, frankly they can’t tell the truth. I mean, what are they going to say oh, yeah, it’s terrific that we have produced this many homeless. It’s terrific that the city now pays to put you in a hotel and give you both drugs and alcohol to help control you. So, she lives in a fantasy world. As does frankly Joe Biden. And so, you are seeing two different worlds and two different conventions and the average American is going to pick which world is real.