Excerpt from HotAir
Written by Allahpundit
What percentage of Trump fans thought Gingrich came off badly in last night’s interview, and what percentage of Trump critics thought he came off well? The circles in those Venn diagrams barely touch, I’d guess. These are the two most tribal weeks we’ll see in American politics until late October 2020. Of course a punch-up between a top Trump surrogate and a noted Trump-skeptic reporter is going to be a Rorschach test for whether you want Trump to be president or not.
I wonder if Gingrich went into that interview with a plan to pick a fight or whether it happened organically. Probably the latter — he’s frustrated with the media, he’s surely frustrated with how the campaign has gone (he hasn’t been shy in complaining about “little Trump”), and it boiled over. I’d allow for the possibility, though, that there was a strategic element to it, like a coach getting in the ref’s face to try to fire up his team when they’re trailing.