Gingrich Attacks Robert De Niro, Talks Trayvon Martin
1 year ago
Live on Piers Morgan tonight, the candidate gave his opinions.
Last night on Piers Morgan Tonight, Piers had a rather interesting guest, Mr. Newt Gingrich.
The interview was actually quite long as it touched on not only the campaign season but also the Trayvon Martin Case and Robert DeNiro’s comments about a “white first lady." It was interesting and very entertaining.
Here is what Newt Gingrich had to say.
DeNiro Should Just Act: A few days ago, during a fundraiser for President Obama’s reelection, Robert DeNiro made a joke that America wasn’t ready for a white woman to be in the White House.
"Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white First Lady?"
Mr. Gingrich immediately called the remarks “inexcusable” and asked for an apology from the president.
Upon learning of the firestorm his comments caused with Republicans, DeNiro released a brief statement apologizing for his comments which the first lady's press secretary called inappropriate.
"My remarks, although spoken with satirical jest, were not meant to offend or embarrass anyone - especially the First Lady."
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On Piers Morgan's show, Mr. Gingrich said, “No matter what words go back and forth, I truly admire his professional work even if I don’t like him in politics.” He also said that the use of racism by liberals is just as bad as the use of racism by conservatives. On the other hand, Ann Romney didn’t think it was that serious, actually laughing at the joke in an interview with Piers and saying that she took it for what it was: a joke.
Leave Martin Case To Gov't:
"My view is that the local district attorney is doing the right thing. I have faith that the American Justice system will work," he said.
However, he also said that the 'Stand Your Ground' law doesn’t apply to this case.
“Clearly you should have a right to defend your self in your own home” but when it comes to the law and whether it fit “That’s not a ‘stand your own ground’. The law doesn’t apply to this case.”
This is what people have been saying but its great that Mr. Gingrich affirmed it.