Newt Gingrich: "You Could Say That Trump Is The Candidate Fox & Friends Invented"
Gingrich Tells Fox Hosts Donald Trump Is Succeeding "Because Of You Guys"
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From the February 22 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
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BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): This time the billionaire is spending the least amount of money and running away with this thing. It's going to make people --
NEWT GINGRICH: Well, but that's because of you guys.
GINGRICH: Look -- that's because of you guys. Donald Trump gets up in the morning, tweets to the entire planet at no cost, picks up the phone, calls you, has a great conversation for about eight minutes, which would have cost him a ton in commercial money, and meanwhile his opponents are all out there trying to raise the money to run an ad. Nobody believes the ad.
KILMEADE: People make decisions. Newt, people make decisions. Mitt Romney made a decision for three months he wouldn't do us at all. I mean, people decide -- for a while Jeb Bush wouldn't hop on any television at all. Hillary Clinton didn't do anything in the beginning. Donald Trump from day one made himself available to big and small, and it paid off.
STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Plus, he's invented scenarios where suddenly he's got all this free media and people -- you know, that pope thing at the end of the week. Who wasn't talking about that?
GINGRICH: Look, you could say that Trump is the candidate Fox & Friends invented. He was on your show I think more than any other show.
DOOCY: Every Monday.
GINGRICH: It's was always a happy, positive conversation.