Newt Gingrich has put an end to speculation that he may have a future in the Trump Administration, saying he will not be serving in President-Elect Donald Trump’s cabinet.
Gingrich staunchly supported Trump late in his campaign. Media has since been buzzing with rumors that Gingrich may be a candidate for the new Secretary of State.
Gingrich flatly denied this in a recent interview.
“I will not be in the Cabinet. I intend to be focused on strategic planning,” Gingrich told McClatchy.
The 73-year-old entrepreneur and author said he had no intention in staying off the scene, but he wouldn’t be serving as a cabinet member. Gingrich did say he would continue to engage in advising and advocating for policy ideas, “which is exactly what I did under the Bush administration.”
But Gingrich also insisted Trump’s final administration would be a surprise to many, saying, “Trump is going to break the mold” with his cabinet.
Since his run for president in 2012, losing the primary to Mitt Romney, it seems Gingrich is perfectly comfortable working behind the scenes.
It’s where he’s most comfortable and most effective, after all.
Are you disappointed by this announcement? Relieved?