Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) on Wednesday told Sean Hannity that the 2018 midterms are going to be determined by two words – and President Donald Trump tried to turn them into a campaign slogan.
“I think two words are going to define the 2018 election in the next three weeks,” Gingrich predicted on Fox News. “One is Kavanaugh and the other is caravan.”
“The combination of anger over how the left smeared, engaged in character assassination, lied, used bullying tactics with Judge Kavanaugh is going to be one part of this,” he said of the new Supreme Court Justice.
Gingrich then accused “the left” of wanting to shuttle “3,000 people in a caravan” across “the American border” to “break American law,” and “recognizing if that happens the next caravan will be even bigger and the caravan after that will be even bigger.” No evidence was presented to support the existence of caravans supported by Democrats.
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— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 18, 2018
At a campaign rally in Missoula, Montana on Thursday, Trump parroted Gingrich’s remarks.
The midterms “will be an election of Kavanaugh, the caravan, law and order, and common sense,” Trump bellowed. “It’s gonna be an election of those things: law and order, Kavanaugh, common sense, and the caravan.”
“You know what I’m talking about,” Trump said, offering no evidence to back up his remarks.
No one in the audience appeared to know what Trump was talking about. His words landed with a thud, garnering no applause or cheers even after he repeated them.
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— ABC News (@ABC) October 19, 2018
Trump’s comments didn’t fare well on social media either. For many, “common sense” means not voting Republican.
Yes…common sense says he’s breaking the law, he will order others to cover it up, and Kavanaugh will make sure he isn’t convicted.
— Wesley Pollard (@PollardPiano) October 19, 2018
Common sense says to me don't vote GOP
— Glen Towler📷 (@NZAircraftFan) October 19, 2018
— Michelangelo (@_Michelangelo__) October 19, 2018
Don the Con doing his thing
— Robert Casillas (@CasillasPhoto) October 19, 2018
Use your common sense, vote for a new law and order party so that we don't end up with another partisan hack job nomination being forced through, like Kavanaugh.
I got nothing for the caravan. Those people are running here for salvation. It must be pretty bad over there.
— Face Whisperer (@Face_Whisperer) October 19, 2018
The law and order and common sense train left the GOP station minutes after Trump’s election!
— Randal Davis (@RandalDavis12) October 19, 2018
Good, it should be.
America will stand up and put a halt to Donald J Trump’s GOP agenda. pic.twitter.com/nHogEN0mip
— Edward (@edsearlgt) October 19, 2018
What does he know of common sense???
— Phyllis Coe (@trekmom5) October 19, 2018
You supporters definitely don't have common sense, their cheering for a conman. You are all supporting white supremacy!
— Bk4U (@Bkellerman5) October 19, 2018
What the hell does he know about common sense….he's been bankrupt 7 times? He lost the $400 million dollars he was born into….
— #NeverBernie (@WonderBitchToo) October 19, 2018
Calls for “law and order” coming from Trump didn’t play well either.