Both Mike Huckabee and his daughter, Sarah, appeared on “The View,” this Wednesday, and immediately faced a barrage of hostile questions from the show’s host Joy Behar.
Sarah Sanders Huckabee is the current White House Press Secretary, and immediately was attacked for her role in the Trump administration.
Former Governor Mike Huckabee was invited to “The View” accompanied by his daughter and the White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sander. Co-host Joy Behar tried to spice things up on the show, as she asked some aggressive questions. While referring to Sarah Huckabee, Behar asked, “You always say I’ll get back to you.” And added, “What is that about? Why do you keep saying ‘I’ll get back to you?”
“In a lot of times I get back to the individual reporters, it may not be on camera,” Huckabee responded. “I am in contact with them 24 hours, seven days a week constantly.”
“Who approved you coming here? The Mooch?” Behar shot back, making a remark about Anthony Scaramucci. “I mean, is that why he was fired? I’m shocked that you’re here.”
Behar also declared that every word out of Trump’s mouth was a like, and immediately demanded that Sarah repudiate and address all of the President’s alleged lies. Striking back, Sarah Huckabee Sanders rejected the question entirely, “I completely disagree with what you’re saying — that only five percent is true. I know that is simply not accurate and I think that is one of the dangers we have right now is that we’re pushing so many false narratives every day. We’re creating false perceptions about the president and, frankly, inhibiting his ability to succeed. I think America should want him to succeed. He is the president whether they voted him or not. … His success is America’s success.”
View co-host, Whoopi Goldberg, also took a swipe at the Trump administration stating, “You also have to get somebody in the office who recognizes what the truth is.”
Relentless in her attack, Behar also attacked Trump over his alleged mistreatment of women – a failed line of attack from the Clinton campaign that failed to stick, due to lack of evidence. “The things that he says about women are just horrendous,” and that, “and we all know that, so let’s not pretend that he hasn’t said some horrifying things about women. OK, we know that. Just nod, you don’t have to say anything, just nod…”
“Having said that, how can you let your daughter defend him?” she asked.
“Well he’s also empowered a lot of women, I mean he’s given my daughter an incredible opportunity,” Governor Huckabee answered back. “Look at the women that he’s hired, not only in the White House, but also the women that he’s hired in the private sector.” He argued.
“He does have a history, Governor, of, with his father, of precluding people of color from living in his buildings,” Sunny Hostin, who was also present on the show noted. “I mean it’s well documented history of racism. How can you sit here and say he’s not a racist?”
Governor Huckabee was quick to point out that President Trump had appointed many African-Africans.
“But he says nicer things about Neo-Nazis than he does about President Obama!” Behar fired back.
“No, that’s not true,” Governor Huckabee stated.
“That’s cherry-picking statements and making them into something they’re not,” said Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Behar even argued that the Huckabee’s perhaps went against their religious principles by supporting Trump as their president.
“Nobody voted for him to be their Sunday school teacher,” Governor Huckabee pointed out, noting that the American people receive all the moral leadership necessary from God.
The episode ended with a final tirade from Behar, defending illegal immigration, and denouncing Trump’s pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, in Arizona.
Mike Huckabee stated, “I know Joe Arpaio. I do not agree he is racist.”
“He’s an 85-year-old man. He has been a sheriff and he has enforced the law in his county.” Huckabee argued. “But what you also mentioned was this was a president who not only did the important job of stepping up federal resources to assist in Texas but then he got criticized for not showing enough empathy. He goes back, he hugs people, and then people are saying, ‘We gotta find something to hate this guy for.’ I’m just telling you, the man could take … What he did in that hurricane relief was important.”