Newt Gingrich on Outnumbered | September 16, 2020

Newt discusses the Election, Arab Israeli peace and what is really behind the violence in American cities

Full Episode

The Outnumbered Segment – Soros

Harris Faulkner Explanation

Transcript: Harris Faulkner Explanation

So we have a little incident on the share yesterday. That was not smooth. And while I was leading that segment, we had an interruption and I sat silently while all of that played out. Also not ideal. Our guests, Former House Speaker, Newt Gingrich, who was beloved and needed to be allowed to speak with the openness and respect that the show is all about was interrupted. Do we debate with fire here? Yes, but we must also give each other the space to express ourselves as the only original member of the six year old amazing daytime ride known as outnumbered. I especially want to rock and roll with it. Every voice and perspective at the table. We don’t censor on the show and that’s why we’re winning weekdays at noon.

Newt’s Thoughts

A number of folks have asked me about what happened on Outnumbered the other day, when I brought up George Soros’s name as the big funder for all of these pro-criminal anti-police district attorneys. And one of the members of the show, a liberal Democrat who used to work for John Kerry legitimately sort of came out of her, her virtual chair and then a, they got to be sort of a cluster of people talking. And it looked like I was somehow being censored. And that just led to lots and lots of people all over the country contacting me and asking me what’s going on, et cetera. I actually, the following day Harris Faulkner, who was always a remarkable hostess and, and a great lady in her own, right. I said, look, this was a mistake. They like having Newt Gingrich on the show and they’re kind of embarrassed by it. They would never cut me off deliberately. And I think that’s accurate. I think what happened was because we were all virtual, none of us could see each other. And so I think it just, it just sort of got to be a little bit of a, of a wrestling match and they were right at the end of a segment and had to go to a commercial break. So it looked really abrupt. I will say that probably 100 or 200 times as many people noticed my comments about George Soros and his funding of anti-police pro criminal district attorneys now wouldn’t have noticed that if nobody has said anything. So in terms of getting the message out, it was a, I think a real turning point we’ve already written one article on Soros role. We’re going to do a bunch more. We’ll probably end up doing a podcast, but I wanted to report to all of you that I think it was a mistake. It’s not a Fox policy. They have no policy on this topic and I’d certainly never before had a problem with it. And so I will continue to speak out and I hope you’ll continue to watch and listen and read.

Full Show Transcript:



Well, I think the you very accurately captured in a minute ago. I think the Democrats, particularly the newer Democrats up for reelection are getting enormous pressure from back home. From people who are really hurting, who are saying to them, “Don’t tell me about Washington politics, tell me about what you’re going to do for my small business, my local school,” whatever. Meanwhile, Speaker Pelosi and Democratic Leader Schumer really have a huge obligation to Illinois, New York, California. They have these enormous pension problems. In New Jersey and Connecticut. They want to get close to a trillion dollars as they can, to pay off these pensions that are disastrous for the states. The Republicans would like to get a bill. They do think the economy is growing. But they really believe there should be a bill. They’re going to pay for their mistake. Somewhere in between, I think what will happen is that she will be forced, probably by next week, to bring a smaller bill to the floor. It will pass, it’ll go to the conference, and by the end of next week or the following week something will get to the president’s desk and be signed. That’s my guess, from where we are right now.

NEWT: Look I think it’s very necessary. First of all, we were all told for a long time that these were peaceful demonstrations. Now we discover that they were anti-American looters, many of them organized across the country, such as Antifa. It’s legitimate to say, where did the money come from? How do you suddenly have people showing up in Kenosha from 44 different cities? They literally arrested people, over half the people arrested in Kenosha were from out of town, from 44 different cities. How did this happen? Who is paying for it? Who is behind it? We’ve just discovered, with all the wildfires in California, that Portland which has an anti-police district attorney released a guy who started a wildfire and he went out the next day and started six more. I think it is legitimate to say, “What’s going on? How sick has the system become? Who is paying for it, how to be go back?” And remember, all the mainstream media told us these were peaceful demonstrations. Now we are being told they were the most destructive in American history.


Look the number one problem in almost all the cities is George Soros elected left-wing anti-police pro-criminal district attorneys who refuse to keep people locked up. Just yesterday, they put somebody back on the street who was wanted for two different writers in New York City. You cannot solve this problem. And both Harris and Biden have talked very proudly about what they call progressive district attorneys. Progressive district attorneys are anti-police, pro-criminal, and overwhelmingly elected with George Soros’ money. And they are a major cause of the violence we are seeing. Because they keep putting the violent criminals back on the street.


He paid for it. Why can’t we discuss the fact that millions of dollars —


Well, that’s part of the reason you have so many never Trumpers among the professional national security class. Trump broke with a 30-year pattern of appeasing the Palestinians and appeasing the Iranians. He went in a totally different direction that all the so-called professionals knew was hopeless. I give Jared Kushner a lot of credit, they developed the very first trip overseas was to Riyadh, the king of Saudi Arabia brought 54 different countries, the largest Muslim gathering ever with an American president. They spent three days there, and that led the base for where we are today. He moved to the embassy from Telavi to Jerusalem, taking that off the table. He recognized the Golan heights, where it was occupied by Israel, taking it off the table. And he stood up to the Iranians, the opposite of the Biden-Obama technique. Instead of sending him a billion or $100 million in cash, which made them contemptuous, he began applying sanctions. So, all of the sudden the Arabs began to say, “Hey, we can actually rely on the United States.” The United Arab Emirates were very eager to form an alliance. This means that the two most sophisticated countries in the region, with the best militaries, the United Arab Emirate and the Israelis are now allies, Bahrain came along and said, “You know, I kind of like this relationship, because they all want Israel to help them against Iran.” And frankly they are all fed up with the Palestinian group. Someone said today I thought it was a great line, that the four-year administration is in its 24th year, because the system of the Palestinians are so corrupt. So, I think a lot of the Arab states are sending a signal to the Palestinian leadership, you can’t veto what we’re doing, you can’t influence what we are doing, you better decide cut a deal with Israel, because we are going to have a relationship. The president said again yesterday, he thinks we may see as many as six more countries. I just thought it was astonishing listening to what you just played. Can you imagine if Joe Biden or Barack Obama had add two countries agree to recognize and work with Israel, and have both of them come to the white house? Can you imagine how wonderful the coverage would have been? How magnificent an effort it would have been? Tells you a lot about think about how pathetic the current situation is. Trump achieved a great breakthrough and he does get another five or six countries and I think that will be astonishing momentum.


I think General Keane is right. Remember when you have the leader of Hamas saying — and is quoted in “The New York Times” as saying, “Not a single Jew will remain,” there’s not much ground for negotiating. I think what happened was all these countries, first of all, they are much more afraid of Iran then they are of Israel. They’ve decided they have had a half-century of trying to help the Palestinians, and the leadership is so corrupt that it manages to grab defeat away from victory every single time. They’re looking out for themselves in an intelligent way. General Keane is right, this thing has been built now — remember, for three and half years, this was a conscious strategy. Again, I want to go back and say that, without Jared Kushner, it would have not occurred. He implemented with the president wanted, he went out and try to handle things that didn’t work, they learned some lessons, went back and tried some more things, and we could be on the verge of a genuine profound shift in the whole region totally to the advantage of the United States and the disadvantage of the Iranians.


I think we ought to have a policy that every policeman has a body camera and we ought to have a policy of a fairly rapid review of any incident in order for the public to have a sense of security, that they are actually seeing what happened. By contrast with what happened there, in another recent incident, the body camera show that the guy who was shot in fact had a knife and was going to cut the policeman, if he hadn’t been stopped. I think we have the truth as a baseline for all of this, and it can’t just be he said, she said. We do have the technology now that body cameras are basically universal. And we have the right training, and the right process, so people know for sure with in a day or two that we are going to see exactly what happened. I think things would come down dramatically.


Look they have picked for the Vice-Presidential nominee the most liberal member of the senate. She voted to the left of Elizabeth Warren, to the left of Bernie Sanders, hard to imagine. I think you have to assume she’ll be dominant. Just look at their energy levels. She’s young, she’s aggressive, she has big ambitions. Biden can barely get to the teleprompter, and he can’t always follow the teleprompter. Which is what is amazing. I don’t think the teleprompter said Harris Biden. I think you have to assume this is a Harris administration with Biden allowed to go out and make brief talks.