On Friday’s Political Capital show on Bloomberg News, as host Al Hunt turned the discussion to Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign, Bloomberg’s Margaret Carlson attacked Republican Congressman Paul Ryan’s plan for Medicare reform as she voiced supposed agreement with Gingrich that "it is right-wing social engineering to destroy Medicare as we know it."
She then went on to suggest that Gingrich plays "skinhead politics."
Below is a transcript of the relevant portion of the Friday, May 20, Political Capital on Bloomberg News:
AL HUNT: Newt’s yesterday, Margaret.
MARGARET CARLSON: Well, yeah, I think he is, thanks to Republicans. They can’t usher him off the stage quick enough. He spoke the truth actually on Meet the Press. It is right-wing social engineering to destroy Medicare as we know it.
Newt is the colorful, pugilistic, somebody called him playing skinhead politics, he just exaggerates - everyone’s Neville Chamberlain, we are secular French society thanks to Obama. But he is not a disciplined candidate, and so now, Trump is gone, Gingrich is gone, I don’t know what we’re going to do for the next couple of weeks.