Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told The Daily Caller in a video interview that he is dropping out of the Republican presidential race ‘probably about Wednesday’ May 2 and endorsing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
Following the conclusion of Saturday’s White House Correspondents Dinner, TheDC asked Gingrich if reports of him dropping out of the race on Tuesday, May 1 are accurate.
“Probably about Wednesday,” Gingrich replied, adding that he will be supporting Romney.
Gingrich, alongside his wife Callista, said the GOP’s message in the general election should be, “Can you afford four more years like this? Not complicated. Do you want this much unemployment, this high a gasoline price, this much deficit spending? You have a great president but if you don’t want this, you better vote for somebody new.”
When asked how he responds to those wondering why he would attend a dinner where President Obama is speaking, Gingrich said, “First of all, it’s the White House Correspondents Dinner not the Obama dinner and second, he is the President of the United States.”
“It’s a great tradition, we’ve done this for years,” Mrs. Gingrich added.
President Obama referred to Gingrich in his speech.
“Now, I know at this point many of you are expecting me to go after my likely opponent, Newt Gingrich,” Obama said to laughter. “Newt, there’s still time, man.”