Newt Gingrich: Trump Could 'Absolutely' Be the Republican Nominee

The Powerhouse Roundtable discusses the real estate mogul.
3:09 | 08/30/15

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going to take that. I saw you nodding your head, cokie Roberts. Well, he's an absolute icon in the hispanic community, I mean he is a very, very big deal, and you know, he's also sort of someone they swoon over. Let's go to this question about trump. He can say anything among his supporters. He can also hurt the republican party big time. And does he hurt the republican party big time, Mr. Speaker? I doubt it. Could he be the nominee? Yes. You think he could be the nominee? Absolutely. How does he do it? Well, first of all, if you're ahead everywhere and your lead is increasing as it is in Iowa among republicans -- first you have to become the nominee. I think you might be surprised. How does he win without the hispanic vote? How does anybody win without the hispanic vote? Jorge Ramos clearly his opponent -- he's an advocate. He's the opponent of Donald Trump. Every night on univision, he opposes the republican party. Every night. I think he opposes bigotry. I don't think he opposes the republican party. He gets to define bigotry. But wait a second, let me given a example. I happen to believe that the United States has both a moral and legal obligation to control its border. I think we have an obligation to stop terrorists. I think we have an obligation to kick out the gang from el Salvador -- All right, I want to move off immigration and just really look at some of these Numbers, too, and some of the descriptions of Donald Trump. Arrogant, blowhard, idiot and clown. This was in the quinnipiac poll. Can a guy with those descriptions be president? I think it's hard to imagine being president and getting through a general election with those qualities. And certainly, though, there's something appealing with those negative descriptions. It's this authenticity, it's this unscriptedness, the fact that he's not beholden to the system. We were talking about Ben Carson which is even more fascinating. Scott walker. You have to look at the dive that Scott walker took -- What do they do to catch up? Scott walker was very thin. I remember when you interviewed him, he was ready for the first question, he wasn't ready for the follow-up questions. He was extremely thin. Others are starting to fall by the wayside, they came out as people who were into policy, but once you started diving into it, doing a little bit more surgery into what their policy was -- I think they have to be paying attention to Ben Carson. Oh, we're paying attention to Ben Carson. Up next, the gulf coast, ten years after Katrina after this from our ABC stations.coast,

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