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Tonight on The Kelly File, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich reacted to former Defense Secretary Robert Gates saying Donald Trump jumped to conclusions when he blamed the downing of EgyptAir Flight 804 on terrorism.

"It's always better to wait until you actually know what the facts are before you open up," Gates said. "I realize that's a very unusual thing in American politics but it ought to be tried occasionally."

Gingrich said Gates had a good point, except for the problem of President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ignoring the facts.

"Barack Obama has ignored the facts for 7 and a half years. Hillary Clinton has ignored the facts for 7 and a half years. Maybe Donald Trump's a couple hours early, we'll find out."

He said the "overall reality" is that the country is faced with the threat of Islamic terrorism, and that Obama and Clinton have both failed to do their jobs.

"Neither one of them wants to tell us the truth about Islamic supremacists. And so I'm more sympathetic with Trump, who at least gets the basic principle, which is there are folks out there who want to kill us."

Watch the interview above.

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