Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee isn’t too happy with the people within his party trying to derail presumptive nominee Donald Trump’s chances at winning the White house in November, and he hasn’t been quiet about it. During a Thursday appearance on Fox News, he delivered a stunning message to party elites that they’d be wise to listen to.
Huckabee appeared on Fox News’ America’s Newsroom to discuss the comments made by Bush 41 and 43 about whether or not they’ll endorse Trump’s candidacy – they won’t – and he argues that if they’re not willing to get behind the party’s presumptive nominee, then they should formally renounce their membership in the GOP.
“When we nominated various people over the past several election cycles to be president, there were many of us who had heartburn,” Huckabee told host Bill Hemmer. “But we sucked it up and went out there and vigorously supported our nominee.”
Huckabee argued that if they’re unwilling to support the candidate that Republican voters chose, then “they need to get out of the Republican Party and admit they are not Republican or be honest and say I only want it when I get it my way.”
“They could simply say I will support the Republican nominee and that means I won’t say anything bad and I’ll just kind of stay out of it,” Huckabee said of the Bushes. “That I get. But I think it’s problematic if they indicate they won’t even vote for the person the party nominates. That’s a problem.”
He also once again made the point that a failure to support Trump in the election is undoubtedly helpful to Hillary Clinton, who most every conservative agrees shouldn’t be anywhere near the White House.
“Anything that doesn’t help Trump helps Hillary,” Huckabee said.
When asked about rumors that he would be Trump’s vice presidential pick this fall, Huckabee downplayed the idea, and said that it’s up to Trump himself to decide who he wants to run with.
“I don’t have any interest in anything unless he were to say he was interested,” Huckabee explained. “He never said anything about it. I’m moving on with my life.”
Huckabee is spot on with his comments, yet again. Refusing to support Trump will all but guarantee Clinton a win in November, which is something that our nation cannot afford under any circumstances.
With the possibility of the next president being able to nominate several justices to the Supreme Court, a Clinton presidency would all but destroy our nation as we know it, and it would be irreversible for generations to come. If that’s not a good enough reason to support trump, then Huckabee is right, just admit you’re not a Republican and move on.