Huckabee on Trump critics: This isn’t about electing a personality

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Jennifer Griffin: I want to shift over to some politics with you. There’s a New York Times report, I want I want to read that quote first for you and then we can talk a little about what it says, and whether you believe it, and what your advise would be, but here’s the quote from the New York Times.

“Former President George W Bush won’t support the re-election of Mr. Trump, and Jeb Bush isn’t sure how he’ll vote, say people familiar with their thinking. . . . Senator Mitt Romney of Utah won’t back Mr. Trump and is deliberating whether to again write in his wife Ann, or cast another ballot this November. And Cindy McCain, the widow of Senator John McCain, is almost certain to support Mr. Biden but is unsure how public to be about it because one of her sons is eyeing a run for office.”

Jennifer Griffin: So let’s get a reaction to that first Governor.

Gov. Mike Huckabee: Well, I don’t know if it’s true because it’s in the New York Times and I take a lot of things in the New York Times with a grain of salt because they’re wrong more than they’re right, but if that’s true and if you have people who are nominated, and in the case of President Bush, actually elected to be President by Republicans and that they will no longer support the Republican nominee who went through the process and got elected, then I’m going to be not unhappy, I’m going to be lived and I’ll tell you why. We didn’t all agree on some of the policies Bush or McCain or Romney, but you know what it came down to it we had a choice. We could choose a far-left liberal or we could choose somebody that was closer to our views. I get it that Donald Trump’s bedside manner is somewhat more like Mean Joe Greene than it is the cool collective Tom Brady if it’s on the football field, but here’s what I just don’t understand what these never-Trumpers. This President is more pro-life than we’ve ever had, period. He is more pro Israel, he is deregulated so much government so that the businesses of America can thrive, and they have, until this covid stuff happened. This is a President who has stood up to the globalist, stood up to the unfair trade practices, brought back American jobs, has done more from the minorities than any President in my lifetime, and actually helping people that have good decent jobs and a future. This is a President who is reformed criminal justice. There’s an incredibly long litany of things he has done. And some of them say, but I don’t like his personality. Will get over it. This is not about electing a personality, this isn’t Hollywood. This is the rough tumble world of politics, and maybe he’s not as genteel as some of us would like, but by gosh he’s getting the job done, and it’s time Republicans rally, because if they don’t they’re going to get Joe Biden who isn’t pro-life, who is for higher taxes, open borders. He’s going to succumb to China. Everything that we find disgusting, he’s going to embrace, it including the Socialist out here that’s why we have to realize, this is a simple choice and we better make the right one.

Host: Governor, let me just quickly tell you the Trump campaign responding, Tim Murtaugh Communications Director saying,

President Trump has the support of a record number of Republicans across the country. He leads a united party and we will win in November.

Host: Governor Huckabee, thank you very much. We appreciate your time this morning

Griff Jenkins: Thank you, Governor

Gov. Mike Huckabee: Thank you.

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