Evans, 57, told this story:
"My friend turns to me, and he says, 'Quick. Stick your arms out the window.'
"And I said, 'What are you talking about?'"
"And he says, 'Stick your arms out the window.'
"And I said, 'For real, what's this about?'
"He says, 'I want you to stick your arms out the window so they know one of us is white.'
"And then at that very moment, I realized that I would never know – I would never have thought of that in a million years, and yet it was instinctive for him."
Evans would meet Gingrich only a few years later, when he was a student at West Georgia College and Gingrich was a member of the faculty. Evans also spoke of what Gingrich would bring to the table if Republican presidential presumptive Donald Trump were to pick the former House speaker as his running mate: