Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee defended his daughter after a "Saturday Night Live" skit poked fun at her over the weekend.
Huckabee appeared on Fox Business Network's "Varney & Co." Tuesday and said his daughter Sarah Huckabee Sanders is doing a fine job as deputy White House press secretary.
"I thought it was a little bit silly, sexist, [and] misogynist, but my daughter is certainly capable of handling a whole lot worse than that," Huckabee said of the skit.
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The "SNL" skit also addressed reports that President Donald Trump is considering replacing White House press secretary Sean Spicer with Huckabee Sanders.
"She does very well, and I'm grateful for the fact that she's capable of doing whatever job she's handed," said Huckabee, who unsuccessfully ran for president in 2008 and 2016. "But she's not trying to replace Sean Spicer. She loves Sean, respects him, works wonderfully with him, and has nothing but high regard for him."
The former governor said his daughter can take the heat that often comes with being a public figure.
"I don't think that somebody throwing a dart at her is gonna detract her one bit. She's a whole lot stronger than they think she is," he said.
A report over the weekend claimed Trump is looking at shaking up his communications staff and replacing Spicer with a cable TV personality.
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