Trump stuns pundits by 'defying political gravity' after Iowa win: 'He's the nominee, get over it' | 15 Jan 2024 | Former President Trump stunned the American political scene Monday with what could shape up to be a near-record margin of victory in the Iowa caucuses. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who once represented the now-key swing state of Georgia, said Trump's victory comes in spite of all of the mainstream media's efforts and foreshadowing of a resounding defeat. "[D]espite every lawsuit, despite every effort to destroy Trump, the people of Iowa have stood up and said, 'No, he is our candidate,'" Gingrich added on Hannity. "He's the nominee. Get over it - He is the nominee. He's going to win the nomination. The news media doesn't want to say that because they need to somehow hype 'please watch us while we go through this charade.'" The former speaker, who served as the top House Republican from 1995 to 1999, claimed there is no longer a viable path for a "number two" candidate. "[Y]ou get to be the leading 'irrelevant' or the second 'irrelevant' or the third 'irrelevant,' but nobody is going to be number two because [Trump] is going to dominate totally if you look at the country at-large." He called the former president the leader of an anti-establishment national political movement, rather than a simple presidential candidate.