NEWT GINGRICH (GUEST): 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 95 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.
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.
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. And I think that means in a Republican primary that he's now 90 percent of the way to being the nominee.