If Newt Gingrich is going to potentially become the Vice-Presidential pick of Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, he is clearly going to need to be unattached professional. Therefore, we cannot be that shocked that Fox News decided to cut ties with him for the time being.
In a statement per CNN, executive vice president Jay Wallace made it clear that “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.” Maybe Gingrich is not going to be veep, but even if that turns out to be the case, we imagine that he will have some sort of role in a potential Trump government. He brings to the table much of what Trump has desired in those around him, including experience in politics and the inner workings of Washington.
Of course, whether or not he makes it to the White House is a different story, and we’re not a political site. We’re talking about this more from a television perspective, and it’s probably the right move for Fox News to make — even if keeping Newt on the air amid such speculation would have likely been a nice little ratings shot in the arm for them.
We imagine that TV stations all around the country are going to be spending the next couple of weeks going berserk, mostly because of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions that are taking place over the coming weeks. Such shows as “The Late Show,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” and “The Daily Show” are planning special coverage.
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