What you need to know: 1) Donald Trump is a very rich, very droopy man who's planning to host a GOP debate. 2) Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman are refusing to attend because it's going to be stupid and they're not going to win anyway.
And it only heats up from there. Recently Newt Gingrich, who is more than happy to appear in Donald Trump's very serious and not-stupid debate, publicly defended the Donald, saying that Trump "is a great showman" not unlike Reagan. "I like being in New York at Christmas," Newt added. (It's unclear why; maybe his knees have a few weeks of ice skating left in them?)
But you better be-lieve Paul's team didn't take this sitting down. A senior aide shot back…
"While those of us in the Paul camp might disagree with Newt Gingrich about whether Donald Trump is the right man to host a serious political debate, we do agree New York is a wonderful place to go at Christmas. We are sure two average Americans like Speaker Gingrich and Donald Trump will have a wonderful time picking out gifts for their wives. We suggest a place called Tiffany's, we her [sic] it is quite nice this time of year and given their celebrity status they can probably get special deals and $500,000 lines of credit."
BOOM! How'd that one taste? Gingrich will have to respond somehow. Maybe he could start by correcting that insanely modest $500,000 estimate.
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