The remarks from the former GOP presidential candidate, 73, came after he told McClatchy he intends to focus on “strategic planning” during the Trump administration rather than run a federal department. The former House speaker said he does not plan to hold any official role under Trump.
Gingrich’s name had been mentioned for health and human services secretary and secretary of state. An active surrogate for Trump during the campaign, the former Georgia Republican lawmaker was long expected to take a role in the administration.
“New Gingrich is going to be involved in our government,” Trump said on the campaign trail in July.