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Fox News Cuts Ties With Newt Gingrich Amid Trump Veep Speculation

Did Fox News just spoil Donald Trump’s big Veep announcement?

The conservative-leaning cable outlet on Tuesday severed ties with contributor Newt Gingrich amid speculation that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is set to name the ex-Speaker of the House as his running mate.

“Due to the intense media speculation about Gingrich’s potential selection as Donald Trump’s vice presidential candidate, we felt it best to halt his contributor role on the network to avoid all conflicts of interest that may arise,” Fox News executive vice president Jay Wallace told CNN.

At a rally last week, Trump promised supporters, “in one form or another, Newt Gingrich will be part of our government.”

Shortly after word of his Fox News suspension leaked, Gingrich appeared on the cable net and insisted that he didn’t “know much” about Trump’s VP pick, but hinted an announcement would come “no later than Friday.”

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  1. CK says:

    Well, they cut Sarah Palin’s contract before she didn’t announce that she was running for president (or even forming an exploratory committee). I assume they’re doing it out of an abundance of caution since like Palin at the time, Gingrich is getting a lot of press attention.

    • S.uddenly says:

      Yes, because we all know FoxNews is known for their abundance of caution when it comes to political matters. Newt Gingrich; good lord talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel.

      • Angela says:

        Seriously, talk about a ticket full of hot air.
        If those two do wind up being the ticket for the GOP, that party has absolutely zero room to harp on about “traditional family values” ever again.

        • Mary says:

          Scary thought a self absorb President candidate with a self righteous VP. Neither one represents what America should be.

      • CK says:

        Look, I’m not saying that Fox News isn’t a biased mouth piece for the RNC. I’m just saying that at least try from time to time not to do it so openly. That being said, I wish one of those upcoming time travel shows would find a way to send Newt back to the 90s. Talk about having no options.

      • Kvivik says:

        A 70 year old president with a 73 year old veep. WTF!

  2. Jerri says:

    Since when is Fox News worried about conflict of interest?!

  3. Walkie says:

    Pleeeeeeaaaase pick Newt. If Trump’s campaign wasn’t already flushing down the toilet, chosing that corrupt douche will finish him off.

  4. John M. Price says:

    Nope to see Newt chosen by Donald as his VP running mate. Newt has been a patriot before and could make a great contribution to the Trump/Gingrich campaign