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Today’s Trump Apocalypse Watch: Newt Fever

Newt Gingrich at the the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Las Vegas on May 29, 2012.

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The Trump Apocalypse Watch is a subjective daily estimate, using a scale of one to four horsemen, of how likely it is that Donald Trump will be elected president, thus triggering an apocalypse in which we all die.

Everything’s coming up Newt! Newt Newt Newt! Newts ate my baby! The world’s favorite former House speaker—who once led the impeachment of Bill Clinton for lying about an extramarital affair while he himself was having an extramarital affair—is one of the leading contenders to become Donald Trump’s running mate, CNN says. Gingrich—who was the first House speaker in American history to be disciplined by his own chamber for unethical behavior—has been on the Trump Wagon for a while now. The Georgia Republican—whose tenure as speaker ended in ignominy as the Democratic president with whom he had lost several high-profile confrontations rose to historic levels of popularity—also made some news today by announcing that he “basically agree[s]” with Donald Trump on free-trade issues. (Trump just called NAFTA the “worst trade deal in history”; Gingrich voted for, and appeared proudly at the signing of, NAFTA.)

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Newt (would not be a very promising running mate for Donald Trump to choose)!

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