Mike Huckabee (R), is a former Arkansas Governor who has proven on multiple occasions that he is not afraid to make his opinion known. He recently spoke out about the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia, and his analysis was eye opening.
According to The Hill, Huckabee boldly stated, “If Donald Trump has suddenly jumped on Marine One..down to Charlottesville, walked into the jail where the young man was being held, shot him between the eyes, I guarantee you people would say he didn’t use the right caliber bullet.” Based on the reaction of the Left up until now, that doesn’t sound far from the truth at all.
During an event called “Unite the Right” on Saturday, one person was killed when James Fields Jr. of Ohio, a radical described as “alt right,” plowed his vehicle into a group of left-wing protesters.
Aside from the one death, at least 19 more were injured, and two police officers died in a helicopter accident surveilling the mayhem. On the night of the event, President Trump condemned the violence. He even took to Twitter to give his condolences to the family of the deceased woman and the people who were injured during the event.
During Trump’s first conference on Saturday, he said, “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides — on many sides.” Huckabee seemed to think that this was a valid point, and more than cleared the President from any severe backlash.
Trump noted, “It’s been going on for a long time in our country [the violence and bigotry]. Not Donald Trump. Not Barack Obama. This has been going on for a long, long time.” The message should have been clear.
Despite Trump’s efforts, and much to the irritation of Gov. Huckabee and others, it still wasn’t enough for Democrats and even some Republicans. In fact, this is exactly what Huckabee was alluding to in his statement. No matter what Trump says or does, even if he killed the man who committed the crime personally, it wouldn’t be enough.
Backlash for not handling the situation properly, despite effectively covering his bases, led to Trump clarifying what he meant Sunday. His spokesman clarified in a statement by saying “Of course” President Trump is condemning violence from “white supremacists, KKK, Neo-Nazi and all extremist groups.”
Huckabee is furious about the way everyone is handling Trump’s statements. He confirmed that the President was “explicitly clear in condemning what happened and the fact is he will never satisfy those who hate his every word.”
Huckabee’s point is simple. Despite everything the President does, there are some people who will receive his every word through a filter of hate. Their hatred of Trump is fueled by bias and unsupported accusations they make against him. They aren’t likely to change their perception of him.
During Huckabee’s interview with Judge Jeanine Pirro on Fox News, he said that “I don’t know what they expect the President to do.” He continued, “At the time he made the comment, the driver of the car had not even been identified.”
Finally, the former Governor clarified that he doesn’t know anyone who is doing anything other than condemning the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, and the idea of white supremacy behavior.
Condemning the President for condemning the hatred and violence–just like everyone else has–showcases the Left’s political hypocrisy.