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Newt Gingrich just said Donald Trump is 'more unacceptable' than Hillary Clinton

Even Donald Trump's most outspoken supporters think he has gone overboard with his recent attacks on the family of a slain Muslim-American soldier, his refusal to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan, and his reported comments around nuclear weapons. Newt Gingrich, who was vetted as a possible vice presidential pick by Trump, said Wednesday that the Republican nominee is now proving he is even "more unacceptable" than Hillary Clinton:

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, one of Trump's most loyal defenders, warned that his friend was in danger of throwing away the election and helping to make Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton president unless he quickly changes course.

"The current race is which of these two is the more unacceptable, because right now neither of them is acceptable," Gingrich said in a Wednesday morning telephone interview. "Trump is helping her to win by proving he is more unacceptable than she is."

Gingrich said Trump has only a matter of weeks to reverse course. "Anybody who is horrified by Hillary should hope that Trump will take a deep breath and learn some new skills," he said. "He cannot win the presidency operating the way he is now. She can't be bad enough to elect him if he's determined to make this many mistakes." [The Washington Post]

And that's what you call some tough love.