Newt Gingrich will no longer appear as a guest on Fox News because of his place on Donald Trump’s vice presidential short list.
“Fox News Channel has mutually agreed to suspend its contributor agreement with Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich effective immediately,” the network said in a statement, first reported by CNN.
Gingrich appeared on Fox News Channel Tuesday afternoon and addressed both the network’s decision to suspend him and also Trump’s upcoming decision on a running mate.
“I don’t know much. My guess is you’re going to hear either tomorrow or Thursday,” Gingrich said. “Certainly no later than Friday, because they’re going to want to dominate the weekend news with the vice presidential selection.
“I think clearly [Indiana] Governor [Mike] Pence is deeply in the running. I think [New Jersey] Gov. [Chris] Christie is in the running. I’ve been part of the process. We’ll see what happens over the next two or three days.
“It’s a little bit like ‘The Apprentice.’ You find out sooner or later who is the last one standing.”