Former Speaker Newt Gingrich said no one knows what to expect during the Republican National Convention with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger welcomes baby boy Tennessee lawmaker presents self-defense bill in 'honor' of Kyle Rittenhouse Five things to know about the New York AG's pursuit of Trump MORE, but he noted he wouldn't be surprised if Trump made a grand entrance.
"He is a great showman," Gingrich said in an interview with "The Brody File."
"We have no idea what a Donald Trump convention will be like. I would not be shocked to see him ride in on Thursday night on an elephant. Who knows?"
Gingrich, who previously endorsed Trump and has been mentioned as a possible running mate, said the party could unite under Trump if he focuses on the problems facing the country, such as the economy.
He noted Friday's poor monthly jobs report.
"It was an unbelievably bad report last month. Those kind of things will make it easier to unify the Republican Party," he said.
Gingrich has criticized Trump's comments about the judge overseeing lawsuits against Trump University. He called Trump's comments — which questioned whether the judge could be impartial because of his "Mexican heritage" — "one of the worst mistakes Trump has made."
On Monday though, the former Speaker said Trump's comments weren't a "game changer," noting the candidate is better than Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe dangerous erosion of Democratic Party foundations The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats see victory in a voting rights defeat Left laughs off floated changes to 2024 ticket MORE.
He praised Trump, adding that although the two don't agree on everything, the businessman has the chance to win the election by a large margin.
"I admire him a lot. I think what he's done is historic," he said.
"I think he has a very real chance of becoming president."