Whether he is named Trump's running mate or serves otherwise as the Republican presidential candidate's adviser, Gingrich has become an understudy to a because-I-said-so billionaire who is given neither to partnerships nor the intricacies of public policy.
Fox News Channel added to the speculation Tuesday when it said it had suspended its contributor agreement with Gingrich "due to the intense media speculation" about his potential to join Trump's ticket.
Appearing on Fox News's "Your World" with guest host Sandra Smith, Gingrich said, "Well, I don't know much".
Donald Trump's campaign says Bernie Sanders "is now officially part of a rigged system".
The network similarly tossed Gingrich overboard in 2011 when he began sending signals about preparing for a presidential run.
The decision comes amidst speculation that Gingrich may be tapped as presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump's vice presidential candidate, which could give the appearance of network impartiality or conflicts of interest.
Gingrich told the committee that Trump "talks at the lowest level of any candidate in either party, not because he's stupid", but rather "because he knows if you talk at a fourth-grade level everybody can understand you".
'I'll tell you one thing, folks: I'm not saying it's Newt, but if it's Newt, nobody's going to be beating him in those debates.
Of course, for libertarians the choice of the former Speaker of the House is as off-putting as can be. Gingrich's presence on the ticket won't convince Democrats to vote for Trump, but those Democrats can't be convinced anyway, according to polls that show partisans on both sides are set on who they plan to vote for. Next week is the Republican National Convention.
But apparently Newt Gingrich, the other main contender for Trump's VP slot, is still holding out hope.
Trump had planned to hold his first event with his yet-to-be-named running mate Friday morning in NY. His comments were a mix of pointed criticism and awe at Trump's political skills.
"My guess is you're going to hear either tomorrow or Thursday", Gingrich said.
And Gingrich, like Trump, does absolutely nothing for the Republican Party in a time where it desperately needs to get younger and far, far more diverse.