Newt Gingrich declares Donald Trump a 'martyr' like 'Joan of Arc'

Newt Gingrich declares Donald Trump a 'martyr' like 'Joan of Arc'
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Ex-Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and current Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich (R-Georgia) compared former President Donald Trump to medieval French martyr Joan of Arc on Wednesday's edition of The Sean Hannity Show, predicting that Trump will emerge triumphant from his numerous legal entanglements and be reelected president in 2024.

First, host Sean Hannity shared his concern that Trump's White House bid will suffer under the weight of all of the criminal probes looming over him.

"You see, one of the things I think they're trying to do is create what is nothing short of a legal tsunami that Donald Trump will have to deal with every day throughout the 2024 campaign. For example, in this case, I don't think it's set to come back up again except for motions that are gonna be filed until December," Hannity opined of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's thirty-four-felony-count indictment against Trump for falsifying business records ahead of the 2016 election.

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"Well, that's headed right into the Iowa caucuses. There's a civil case, a woman alleging a sexual attack in a changing room at a huge department store in New York City. She doesn't know if it was '95 or some other year. She's not sure of the year. But he has to defend against that," Hannity continued.

"And then of course, we have the Fulton, County Georgia issue and I have no doubt after what Bragg pulled off, the odds are pretty high they'll pull out an indictment somewhere. I've read that transcript three times and I don't see any crime anywhere in that transcript when you put it in context. At all," Hannity stated of Trump's attempt to overturn the 2020 election.

"Then who knows what the special counsel is looking into. They say January 6th and the document issue at Mar-a-Lago. It seems to me that this is like a cascading, um, you know, document dump, legal dump, on Donald Trump's head, and you know, how does he function and run a campaign under all of these legal issues?" Hannity wondered.

Despite Hannity's grim outlook, Gingrich's faith in Trump appears to be as strong as ever.

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"Well, I mean, the remarkable thing about Donald Trump is that he will, in fact, block these off and spend five percent of his time dealing with this stuff and ninety-five percent of his time becoming president again. And he has a remarkable capacity for concentrating. He's a very tough guy. I mean, you know, I don't know of anybody else who could've gone through the last seven years and not eventually been just broken. And yet, he's fighting. You know, he could've gone to Mar-a-Largo, dropped out of politics and faced none of these problems because they would all have gone away," Gingrich said.

"Now the problem the left has is when you create a martyr – you know, Joan of Arc, for example, who saved France – you suddenly are increasing the psychological power of the person that you're going after. Trump today, I mean, even people like Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush have come out and said, 'This is totally wrong.' And in a sense, what they're forcing people to do is choose between a corrupt system that's a threat to all of us and Donald Trump. Well, he's going to win that choice," Gingrich added, apparently ignoring all of the substantial misdeeds that Trump is credibly accused of committing.

"I mean, they would've been far better off to have been quiet, let him alone and see whether or not he could get renominated in a normal environment. Instead, they're creating an environment where anybody who criticizes him is going to look like they're on the side of this corrupt, deeply entrenched establishment," Gingrich concluded. "And I think that means in a Republican primary that he's now ninety percent of the way to being the nominee."

Listen below via Media Matters for America or at this link.

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