By: Lawrence Synder | 10-17-2016 | News
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Newt Gingrich Blames Media Bias for Donald Trump’s Status in the Polls

Republican Party member and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has lashed out at media agencies for their biased reporting on the issues currently surrounding presidential nominee Donald Trump. According to Gingrich, if it wasn’t for their reporting, Trump would have been leading in the polls right now instead of Hillary Clinton.

Gingrich, who ran for president for the Republican Party in 2012, argued that since Trump started his campaign, many major news agencies have been reporting one-sided stories to tarnish the reputation of the business mogul.

Since the presidential race started, Trump has been labeled with various terms including racist, bigot and sexist. Currently, the presidential hopeful is facing a flurry of sexual assault allegations which began after Clinton’s camp released a tape of him making lewd comments toward women.

Almost immediately after the tape came out, various media agencies have jumped on the bandwagon to focus on the issue in an attempt to drag Trump’s poll numbers down. Some even published interviews on his accusers but Trump’s camp and the GOP have already stated that these reports are fictitious.

Speaking on the matter, Gingrich noted that without this character assassination strategy employed by the media and Democrats, Clinton would have been trailing behind Trump in the polls by more than 10 points.

“I think that without the unending one-sided assault of the news media, Trump would be beating Hillary by 15 points,” Gingrich said during an interview with ABC’s “The Week” according to Politico.

“So the news media’s one-sidedness is the worst I’ve seen in my lifetime, and I’m old enough that’s a fairly long statement,” he added.

Still though, despite the biased reporting carried out by the news media, Gingrich is impressed by the fact that Trump is still able to remain as a strong and dangerous contender to Clinton. This is the main reason why he wants Republican voters to closely monitor the polling station on Nov. 8 to prevent any tampering or attempts to change the results of the upcoming election.

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