Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, said former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will be involved in his administration.
"Newt has been my friend for a long time," Trump said at a campaign event July 6 in Cincinnati, Ohio, according to ABC News. "And I’m not saying anything, and I’m not telling even Newt anything, but I can tell you, in one form or another, Newt Gingrich is going to be involved with our government. That I can tell you."
Trump, who referred to Gingrich as being tough and smart, has yet to pick a running mate. His statement on Gingrich being involved in his administration could mean that he will be Trump’s choice for vice president.
"He gets it," Trump said. "And he says I’m the biggest thing he’s ever seen in the history of politics. Now, Newt is going to be involved, if I can get approval from his wife. That may be tough, but that’s okay.”
Gingrich introduced Trump at the Cincinnati campaign event, and together they hosted a Facebook Live video before it began.
"[Trump] is going to kick over the table [in Washington]," Gingrich said during his introduction.
Gingrich -- who famously had a contentious relationship with former President Bill Clinton, whose wife, Hillary Clinton, will presumably be running against Trump as the Democratic presidential nominee -- did not miss the opportunity to comment on recent events involving the Clintons.
"I cannot imagine a more vivid proof of corruption than the steps that go from the Bill Clinton accidental airport meeting to the Saturday of the 4th of July weekend interview … to the attorney general this afternoon announcing with great surprise that she accepts the FBI director’s total sellout of the American system," Gingrich said.
"Is there a single person here who believes that if you had done what Hillary Clinton had done then you would not be prosecuted?" he asked the crowd.
Trump said during his speech that the decision by Attorney General Loretta Lynch to not pursue charges against Hillary for her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state is another sign that the system is rigged.
Gingrich also addressed the fact that Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, who sought the GOP’s presidential nomination, has not endorsed Trump.
“Your governor who is a good friend of mine, although it’s about time he gets on the Trump bandwagon!” Gingrich said, according to CNN.
Gingrich resigned from Congress in 1999 and ran for president in 2012.
Trump said he thinks the former House Speaker is still capable of maneuvering in the world of politics.
“I’m not saying it’s Newt,” Trump said, presumably referring to his vice presidential pick, “but if it's Newt, nobody’s going to be beating him in those debates.”