Gingrich Likens Secretary Of State Competition To ‘The Apprentice’

Newt Gingrich on Sunday compared Donald Trump’s search for a secretary of state with how the real-estate mogul analyzed contestants on his former television reality show “The Apprentice,” Newsmax reported.

“Trump is his own leader in important policy, and he’s looking for somebody to be his secretary of state, not the State Department’s,” the former House speaker said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” He continued: “What I’m impressed with is the patient way he's gone about this. He didn't jump in for (Mitt) Romney. He didn’t jump in against him. He hasn’t jumped in for (Rudy) Giuliani.”

Gingrich was talking about two of the top contenders for the coveted State Department job. The Georgia Republican has made so secret of the fact that he supports Giuliani, a former New York City mayor, over the 2012 Republican presidential nominee. Gingrich represents the right wing of the Republican Party, which views Romney as too moderate.

“I have gotten no blowback from anybody (for opposing Romney), including Priebus,” Gingrich claimed, in reference to Trump’s recently appointed White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee who worked on the Trump campaign.

Regarding his advocacy of Giuliani while continuing to serve the president-elect as an adviser, Gingrich said “there’s a sense of you’re allowed to have your own opinion.” He explained: “This is like ‘The Apprentice.’ When you get to the decision, let’s all be on the same team, but until that opinion is made, let’s have an opinion.”

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