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Newt Gingrich joined "On the Record" to talk about the state of the 2016 race ahead of next week's New York primary and other Northeastern contests.

The former House Speaker said he believes Donald Trump can make it to 1,237 delegates -- the necessary number in order to secure the Republican nomination -- ahead of the national convention in Cleveland.

"Trump is a guy who moves in surges," he said. "You just watch him. He focuses very intently and then he puts enormous resources and again, this is a guy who is worth somewhere between 4 and 10 billion dollars. So, his ability to focus is unlike anybody I have ever seen in politics."

He said that if Trump can repeat an anticipated strong performance in New York in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Jersey, then he will look like he is "very dominant."

"So I think the odds are better than even money that they can find the delegates before they get to Cleveland."

Gingrich also weighed in on the controversy over the official Twitter account of the Colorado Republican Committee tweeting out against Trump after Cruz swept all of the state's delegates.

"These are the moments when you want to find that person and just sort of put them in a nice Rocky Mountain stream for about six hours," he said. "I mean, this is insane and it fits everybody's conspiracy theory. I'm sure that Cruz is mortified by it and, of course it, feeds into a whole bias in Trump world about how the establishment is going to cheat. Now, I think in the end they can't cheat enough to make it matter."

Watch the full interview above.


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