Gingrich: 'Not an automatic yes' if asked to be Trump's VP
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Newt Gingrich, one of Donald TrumpDonald TrumpPence: Supreme Court has chance to right 'historic wrong' with abortion ruling Prosecutor says during trial that actor Jussie Smollett staged 'fake hate crime' Overnight Defense & National Security — US, Iran return to negotiating table MORE's strongest GOP defenders and rumored running mates, says he wouldn't automatically say yes if offered the job. 

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In a Saturday interview with The Associated Press, Gingrich said Trump is a "necessary candidate" amid global anti-establishment sentiment but "it's not an automatic yes" if he were asked to be the presumptive Republican nominee's running mate. 

Gingrich predicted Trump would make an announcement about who his vice president will be on Thursday or Friday of next week, just days before the Republican National Convention. 

Asked about Trump's divisiveness, Gingrich said, "Do I think Donald Trump is perfect? No. Do I think compared to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCountering the ongoing Republican delusion Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves Poll: Democracy is under attack, and more violence may be the future MORE, Donald Trump would be a radically better president? Yes. Hillary Clinton is a nightmare."

Other rumored running mates for Trump include Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.