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Huckabee on Brexit Vote: Britons, Like Americans, 'Are Frustrated'

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By    |   Monday, 27 June 2016 12:44 PM

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who was in Liverpool, England when the Brexit vote came down, said it was no accident that people in Great Britain voted to leave the European Union, as like in the United States, they are "frustrated."

"People are tired of big government telling them what to do and what to think," Huckabee, who dropped out of the 2016 presidential race, told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" program.

"They are tired of multiculturalism being shoved down their throats. They realize globalism has driven their wages down, the cost of their pensions, their homes are in foreclosure. People in America are frustrated. That's exactly what I saw in the UK last week and that's what drove the vote."

A full 72 percent of the voters went to vote, so the decision was "not a fluke," said Huckabee. "This was intentional on the part of rank and file British citizens."

Huckabee said that when he was in Liverpool, he saw many people who love their country and its traditions, and feel those traditions are being diluted by unrestricted immigration through "people coming to cash in on the economy of the UK without really having a loyalty to the UK."

And the same kind of thing is happening in the United States, said Huckabee.

"We see people burning the American flag, waving the flag of a foreign country and telling us to shut up and let them in and let them do what they want to," said Huckabee. "Americans have said, 'Wait a minute, we are a welcoming nation. We are not stupid. And we are not going to lose who we are.'"

Huckabee also came to the defense of GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump both on the "America's Newsroom" program and later on Fox News Radio's "Kilmeade & Friends."

"I don't think [Russian President Vladimir] Putin would be flying fighters over U.S. Navy destroyers like he did, knowing [President Barack] Obama wants going to do anything about it," said Huckabee.

"I think he sees Trump as strong and unpredictable. I don't think Putin would want to try some things because Trump is not the kind of guy to be trifled with. He's the kind of guy to flex U.S. muscle in the right kind of way."

And on the Kilmeade program, Huckabee said he'd be proud to speak at next month's Republican National Convention if Trump invites him, striking back at Republicans who say they're staying away from the Cleveland event, reports Politico.
 
He also believes Trump will be able to attract minority votes, even though he's polling poorly.

"Part of the problem is, people in a lot of these communities when they're asked by a pollster, they're not about to say, 'Yeah, I'm going to vote for Donald Trump,'" Huckabee told Kilmeade. "But they do. And that's what happened in the Republican primary."

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who was in Liverpool, England when the Brexit vote came down, said it was no accident that people in Great Britain voted to leave the European Union, as like in the United States, they are "frustrated."
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