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Gingrich on surviving 'Hardball' interview: 'just relax'

Newt Gingrich joined Morning Joe Thursday to discuss his support for Republican candidate for president, Mitt Romney.

But first, host Joe Scarborough wanted to revisit Gingrich’s recent appearance on MSNBC’s Hardball.

“What were you thinking as [Hardball host] Chris Matthews came at you 35 miles an hour with all of these questions about reptiles,” Scarborough asked.

“Part of the reason Chris keeps that show is he’s slightly wacked and you never quite know…I mean just watch how he opens that show,” responded Gingrich. “My experience with Chris is if you just relax and stay a half step ahead of him you can survive.”