Gingrich: 'In Many Ways, Donald Trump Is Like a Pirate'
Newt Gingrich talked to Hannity about his meeting today with Donald Trump as the former House speaker is being considered for the running mate slot on Trump's ticket.
Trump plans to announce his decision on Friday at 11 a.m. ET in New York.
Gingrich said they met for two-and-a-half hours and "had a great conversation."
"I think he has very big plans for America and really does want to make America great again for all Americans," he said. "We were kicking around everything from the role of the vice president, to how you would manage the relationship with the Congress to get things done. It was a very complete conversation and I think one that was totally candid on both sides."
Gingrich said that Trump has not made a decision between Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and himself.
"The point he made at the very end of our meeting, to all of us, was only one person knows who’s going to be the vice president and that person doesn’t know yet. I thought that was a good way to put it."
He then described the qualities that make Trump "like a pirate," and how it related to himself as a vice presidential choice.
"In many ways, Donald Trump is like a pirate. He’s outside the normal system. He gets things done. He’s bold. He’s actually like a figure out of a movie."
He continued: "In a lot of ways my career has been a little bit like a pirate. I’ve taken on the establishment in both parties. I’ve been very prepared to fight in the media. One of the really hard questions that he has to weigh...is, do you really want a two-pirate ticket?
Watch the full interview above.