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Newt Gingrich blasts ‘anti-American’ Hollywood for surprise at ‘Roseanne’s’ pro-conservative success

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Former House speaker and 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich very easily pointed out Hollywood's ignorance and hypocrisy on Fox News' "Fox & Friends" on Friday.

What did he say?

The "Fox & Friends" hosts asked Gingrich for his thoughts on the huge ratings for the "Roseanne" reboot Tuesday night.

The show, which initially launched in the '80s — and ran for nine seasons before taking a two-decade hiatus — racked up over 18 million viewers during its Tuesday night premiere.

Grinning, and hardly able to suppress his glee, Gingrich said, "Every once in awhile Hollywood will make a movie that appeals to middle America, it'll do amazingly well, and then they won't make a second movie, 'cause that's not how you get Oscars."

"You get Oscars by being anti-American, and being left-wing, and being cynical," he explained. "And so the culture of Hollywood is always surprised."

Gingrich said he thinks it's "great" that Roseanne Barr and the show is doing so well.

"I think it's frankly funny that she is pro-Trump, openly so, and she's being successful," he added. "I think there's a message there for those people that think Trump's going to be easy to beat in [2020], they ought to sit down and chat with Roseanne."

Gingrich's remarks on "Roseanne" begin at the 5:23 mark.

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