On Sunday, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) gave his thoughts on President Donald Trump’s reaction to the violence that erupted amid protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) appeared on “Fox and Friends Weekend” on Sunday to discuss President Donald Trump’s actions relating to the Charlottesville protests.
On Saturday, Trump gave a statement where he criticized the violence on both sides and urged Americans to come together against all types of hatred.
“We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!” he later tweeted on the subject.
In an interview on “Fox and Friends,” Huckabee argued that Trump gave a proper statement denouncing the violence that occurred amid the Charlottesville riots. He further asserted that at the time of the statement, there was little information about the details of the violence. For example, Trump was unaware of the name or personal ideologies of the person who rammed a car into a crowd
“I think it was smart not to jump to a conclusion. We would have condemned him for that,” Huckabee said. “Look, here’s the fact. No matter what Donald Trump said, there are going to be people who condemn his every word, his every action. Nothing will ever satisfy the Trump haters. And there are a lot of Trump haters within the Republican Party who jumped on him as well.”
“Let me just be clear. Donald Trump is no more responsible for Charlottesville than Barack Obama was personally responsible for Baltimore and Ferguson,” he continued.
First reported by The Blaze.