05/11/2013 07:28 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Newt Gingrich Confused About Technology (VIDEO)

Will somebody please help out Newt Gingrich? He can't seem to figure out what to call the newfangled device that most of us refer to as "an iPhone," so he took to YouTube to try and get some answers.

"We're really puzzled," he says in the video posted on Friday. "We've spent weeks trying to figure out what to call this."


He explains:

"If it's taking pictures, it's not a cell phone. If you can get Wikipedia or go to Google, that's not a cell phone. If you can watch YouTube, that's not a cell phone. This device is something new and different. I've been calling it a handheld computer," he says. (Editor's note: that's something completely different.) "What would you call this, so that we can explain it to people?"

Gingrich is no stranger to cell phones. During the 2012 campaign cycle, his phone famously played ABBA's Dancing Queen whenever it rang.

Watch the video below from Gingrich's YouTube page, and please, if you can identify this elusive contraption, do let him know.

Or, as Gawker points out, you could probably just call it a smartphone...



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