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Mike Huckabee: Press Thought Its Job Was to 'Jeer' Trump

Mike Huckabee: Press Thought Its Job Was to 'Jeer' Trump
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (AP Images)

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 02:54 PM

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says the press unfairly turned on President Donald Trump during his Trump Tower press conference about last week's deadly white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"President Trump's surreal press conference yesterday was like watching a scene from a gladiator movie," the two-time GOP presidential candidate said on his blog MikeHuckabee.com.

"The press seemed to think its role was to jeer and turn thumbs down, while Trump waved his sword and defied their demands for his head.

"Yesterday's top outrage was Trump's explanation that he didn't immediately make a specific attack on the white supremacist protesters on Sunday because he didn't yet have accurate information about what had happened and wanted to wait until he got the story right."

Huckabee added, "Naturally, the press wasn't buying that; if they waited until they got the story right, there'd be hardly any coverage of Trump at all.

"It was also interesting to see how many liberals on social media slammed Trump by saying that he often tweets before he has all the facts. And they slam him for that, too. So now, on a subject this important, they want him to do the thing they routinely slam him for.

"He did single out the white supremacists for special denunciation at the press conference, which is as it should be. They are absolutely vile."

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says the press unfairly turned on President Donald Trump during his Trump Tower press conference about last week's deadly white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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