Newt Gingrich, former House speaker, endorsed Donald Trump on Wednesday night during an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. The former House speaker stated “I am going to work very hard for the nominee.” Gingrich has been reluctant to support Donald Trump during his campaign due to close relationships with other presidential contenders.
“T tried to be an objective observer” stated Gingrich who named John Kasich as a personal friend.
Gingrich did not rule out the option of being vice president, the endorsement came at an interesting time, shortly after Trump had announced that he has shortened the list of potential vice presidents to just five or six people.
When pressured on whether he would consider being vice president, Gingrich told Hannity “I would certainly talk about it. I wouldn’t turn it down automatically.”
Gingrich also discussed the potential of former Texas Governor Rick Perry as being a strong vice president for Donald Trump as well as Ohio’s John Kasich who dropped out of the race last week. Gingrich has changed his tune in recent weeks. In May, the former House Speaker applauded Paul Ryan for not endorsing Trump.
Gingrich told Hannity “Ryan has an obligation to unify the party” noting Ryan’s unwillingness to support a Trump presidency.