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Mike Huckabee: Trump Discussed Job, But Not 'The Right Fit'

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By    |   Friday, 18 Nov 2016 09:12 PM

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday that he and President-elect Donald Trump are discussing a position in his administration but that "I'm not sure it was the right fit."

"We talked about an opportunity," the former 2016 candidate told Eric Bolling on Fox News. Huckabee declined to elaborate further, saying only that it was "primarily" in the cabinet and in an "advisory" capacity.

"The reason that I wouldn't discuss it is because somebody's going to get that slot — and I don't want them to think that they are number two," he said. "Heck, I may have been number four, for all I know.

"I have said this many times: People who know don't talk — and people who talk don't know."

The Daily Mail and The Jerusalem Post reported that Trump had named Huckabee ambassador to Israel, both citing unidentified transition sources.

The Independent Journal Review, however, disclosed Friday that another Trump official — also unidentified — had said that Huckabee was not in the running for the post.

"That was not something that was even discussed," Huckabee said. "It has been all over the news that it was not only discussed, but that it was a done deal.

"Where the press comes up with this stuff, they only know," he said. "But it was totally manufactured.

"Not true."

Huckabee, who also had been rumored as a possible choice for commerce secretary, also denied the ambassadorship on Twitter:

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