Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is no stranger to controversy or speaking his mind. He may be a Trump supporter but he was occasionally critical of him during the election. Just because Trump is now president elect doesn’t mean Gingrich will stop speaking out.
Of all the cabinet appointments Trump has to make, that of Secretary of State may be the most important. One of the names that keeps coming up again and again as a top contender has a lot of Trump voters worried, and Gingrich is now speaking for them:
Sunday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” that Donald Trump supporters “would be enormously disappointed” if Trump chose former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) as secretary of state or any other “position of authority.”
“[Romney] called Trump vicious and vile things, he described him in language that’s not possibly compatible with being together,” Gingrich reasoned.
He added, “Speaking for most of the Trump supporters, while we will support President-elect Trump in whatever he does, I think we would be enormously disappointed if he brought Mitt Romney into any position of authority.”
Trump and Romney were last seen sharing a private dinner at Trump Tower. It seems impossible to believe that they have been having this many meetings without Romney emerging with some high level position or other. If that happens, Trump can’t say he wasn’t warned about the blowback.