Newt Gingrich scolded the Never Trump movement as "deranged" and for living in the past in an interview with Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel.
Gingrich, the former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, has become one of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's key surrogates in the media. He was also supposedly strongly considered to join Trump on the Republican ticket as the New York real estate mogul's VP running mate.
Although Trump's often over-the-top rhetoric has generated much negative coverage in the mainstream or legacy media, many would argue that the press traditionally seems to put the Republican candidate under far more of a fact-checking microscope than the Democrat counterpart in presidential election cycles past and present. CNN, in particular, has been aggressive in this regard in its anti-Trump coverage. Both WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and progressive journalist Glenn Greenwald of Edward Snowden fame, neither of whom are politically conservative, have argued that the media is lockstep pro-Hillary and against Trump, for example.
Perhaps the difference in this particular election cycle is that a cartel, as it were, of pro-Ted Cruz conservative websites and pundits have also joined in presenting any Trump campaign mishap, whether real or imagined, in an unfavorable light. A few prominent members of the #NeverTrump cohort have had second thoughts recently, however, and have moved to the reluctantly or probably Trump column.