The future of the United States under President Trump's leadership will be "dramatically different" than that of Joe Biden's, Newt Gingrich said, comparing the significance of the 2020 election to Lincoln's 1860 victory which preceded the Civil War.
"I suggest that this is the most important election since 1860," the former House Speaker said in his new Fox Nation series "Crisis 2020: Newt Gingrich on America's Future."
"The scale of choice that the country faced in 1860 between Lincoln, who was determined to stop the spread of slavery but also determined to keep the union together, and three other candidates on the Democratic Party who were pro-slavery and who wanted to somehow appease the South...was enormous," Gingrich explained.
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"But it was a clear, decisive choice. And as the country was growing tired of putting up with slavery, the country would not tolerate secession. And as a result, in the end, Americans survived."
As the United States continues to grapple with the threat of COVID-19, coupled with national unrest paralyzing cities across the country, Gingrich said we find ourselves facing a similar challenge.
"[If] we end up with a President Biden, Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Schumer, in the first year or so, the amount of stuff they're going to do will amaze you," he warned.
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"By contrast, I think President Trump believes that his policies were working, that lower taxes, less regulation, greater opportunity for people to go out and start small businesses, encouraging people to go to work...to have more what they earn in their pocket, giving them freedom from bureaucrats and regulations...." Gingrich said. "These are two dramatically different futures."
Gingrich explores the topic at length in his new book "Trump and the American Future: Solving the Great Problems of Our Time." An exclusive, signed Fox Nation-edition will be available for purchase here for Fox Nation subscribers only.
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