Looking ahead to Saturday's Louisiana primary, tonight "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes Newt Gingrich for another candid and revealing interview.
In the aftermath of actor Robert DeNiro's recent "white first lady" joke, and subsequent labeling of Gingrich as a "hypocrite" for demanding an apology, the former House Speaker offers his reaction:
"I just thought De Niro’s quote was in bad taste. If it had been a Conservative talk radio show host, who said exactly the same thing, but reversed the racial reference, the Left would have exploded with rage," says Gingrich. "But of course, if it's one of their own, and after all it's only attacking Republicans, that's perfectly appropriate."
Pressed on the issue by the host, who wondered if the Republican candidate was legitimately offended, or rather was simply looking for an excuse to "whack a Democrat," Gingrich stands firm:
"I really think the use of racism by Democrats is just as bad as the use of racism by Republicans. And I really think it's wrong to use racial references like that. Period," he tells the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host. "Just try sometime, saying exactly the same phrase, but reverse the reference."
Tune in tonight at 9pm ET/PT as Gingrich details the three reasons why he's remaining in the race, despite his recent struggles at the polls.