Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said which role he'd like to play in President-elect Donald Trump's administration: chief planner.
Gingrich made the admission during an interview Wednesday with John Gibson on Fox News Radio.
"I'd like to be the chief planner and I'd like to look at, how do you transform the Veteran's Administration? How do you profoundly improve our approach to national security? What do you have to do to have a long-term health system that is actually better, more convenient, more productive and less expensive?" Gingrich said.
"I don't think we want a day-to-day job because frankly, having watched it up close for a long time, day-to-day jobs absorb you and you end up in whatever's on page one of The New York Times or The Washington Post or the lead at Fox News, and you spend all day chasing those kind of things.
"I want to be able to work strategically and try to really help think through, how do we get an American government into the 21st century and how do we make it responsive to the American people?"
Gingrich was one of Trump's finalists for his running mate, which ultimately landed on Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. Gingrich served in the House from 1979-1999, the last four years of which he spent as speaker.
He has appeared on several cable news programs in recent months as a Trump surrogate.
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