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Newt Weighs In On Trump's Rant

Hours before appearing alongside him in a Las Vegas fundraiser, Gingrich tells BuzzFeed The Donald is "mildly amazing."

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LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Shortly before appearing alongside Donald Trump at a Las Vegas fundraiser for Mitt Romney, former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich weighed in on The Donald's CNN rant earlier Tuesday.

Waiting in the lobby of the Renaissance hotel for a car to take him to the fundraiser, Gingrich was approached by a BuzzFeed reporter, who suggested the event was bound to be exciting with so much star power.

"Donald's done what he could to make it more exciting," he said. "He has a knack for that."

Then, Gingrich added, "He's mildly amazing."

At that, an aide informed him the car had arrived.

McKay Coppins is a senior writer for the BuzzFeed News politics team, and the author of The Wilderness, about the battle over the future of the Republican Party.

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