Gingrich: Bushes Should 'get over' Trump's Win

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich after addressing the NY delegation to the 2016 GOP convention.

In an op-ed published Saturday, Jeb Bush blamed President Barack Obama for the GOP's lurch to the right on LGBT rights.

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, who clashed with Trump in his attempt to mend fences with congressional Republicans earlier this month, has said he will be "mowing my lawn", according to the New York Times.

He said the family needs to "get over" former Florida Governor Jeb Bush's loss to Trump in the primary race.

"They do not reflect the broad strokes of the Republican Party", he said.

Pence has helped, but it's still, as Manafort said this week, "Trump's convention". House Speaker Paul Ryan, who was also the 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee, will speak on Tuesday night, as will House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. In an interview with ABC prior to the breakfast, Gingrich said the Bushes "are behaving childishly" and encouraged them to "get over it".

Mr Gingrich, a former Republican presidential candidate, made the joke to a British Sky News reporter.

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He detailed a day in Donald Trump's campaign. Asked about the other high-profile no-shows Mitt Romney, George Pataki and John Kasich, Gingrich said they just can't handle defeat.

What we are seeing is the old, establishment Republicans - with whose policies we might vehemently disagree - take a stand against the national disgrace that is Donald Trump.

"So I beg you, have the courage to open up the party, have the courage to go into every precinct in the city, have the courage to listen to fellow Americans and have the courage to develop the answers so that we can win a decisive election", Gingrich said.

This year Donald Trump will be fighting for Oval office without the whole party's backing and this halfhearted support likely to bring lesser dollars for his campaign. "Most of the Republicans who aren't coming are people who have been part of the past".

Trump has long said he believes he can win his home state.

Later on Friday, Gingrich himself acknowledged during a Facebook Live session that "deportation is impossible" for Muslims who are USA citizens.

Gingrich noted that the Republican Party now dominates Georgia - something considered nearly science-fictional when he began running for Congress in the mid-1970s.

  • Phil Peters