06/25/2014 11:34 am ET Updated Jun 25, 2014

Newt Gingrich Thinks Hillary Clinton Is Like Kim Kardashian

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is a lot like reality star Kim Kardashian.

Gingrich made the comparison on CNN’s “Crossfire" while addressing recent comments from Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, about their wealth. Gingrich seemed to imply Hillary Clinton is not as smooth as her husband, saying the former president is like Fred Astaire while Clinton is more like Kardashian, who froze up on stage at a 2011 Prince concert at Madison Square Garden.

“You have to understand the problem Bill has,” Gingrich said Tuesday. “Bill is to politics what Fred Astaire was to dancing, he is just automatically amazing and, you know, he wants to have a Ginger Rogers who's out there dancing just as Fred Astaire did. Instead [with Hillary] it’s a little bit like watching Kim Kardashian get kicked off the set by Prince because she couldn’t dance.”

Gingrich said "it's nice" that Clinton was recently in the audience "studying" her husband while he gave remarks, and said he hopes she learned something.

Watch a clip of Gingrich's comments above.



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