Sep
03
Huckabee fires back at CNN analyst calling Sarah Sanders a liar


IRAN DENIES IT PLAYED ANY ROLE IN THE ATTACKS.>>Martha: THANK YOU, JENNIFER. JOINING ME NOW MIKE HUCKABEE A FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE AND FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR. GOVERNOR, GOOD TO SEE YOU TONIGHT. OBVIOUSLY YOU HAVE BEEN VERY OUTSPOKEN SUPPORTER OF ISRAEL. YOU HAVE BEEN TO THE MIDDLE EAST MANY TIMES. WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON WHAT IRAN HOPES THE OUTCOME OF THIS PROVOCATION WILL BE?>>I CANNOT EVEN BEGIN TO IMAGINE UNLESS THEY ARE POKING AT THE BEAR JUST TO SEE WHAT THE UNITED STATES AND OTHER COUNTRIES WILL DO. BUT IT’S RIDICULOUS FOR THEM TO CLAIM THEY HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. IT’S LIKE WHO ARE YOU GOING TO BELIEVE IRAN OR LYING EYES. THERE IS THE TAPE. IT’S CLEAR WHAT THEY’RE DOING. THIS IS A REGION AND COUNTRY AND REGIME THAT HAS BEEN SO DISHONEST AND SO BRUTAL NOT ONLY TO THEIR ENEMIES LIKE ISRAEL AND THE REST OF THE WORLD, BUT ALSO TO THEIR OWN PEOPLE. BUT I THINK THE PRESIDENT IS PLAYING THIS RIGHT. IS HE NOT RUSHING INTO MILITARY ACTION WHICH WOULD BE A HUGE MISTAKE. IS HE BEING VERY CAREFUL AND CALCULATING. BUT I THINK HE IS ALSO BEING VERY CLEAR THAT THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOR IS NOT SOMETHING THAT THE REST OF THE WORLD, NOT JUST THE U.S. IS GOING TO SIT BACK AND TOLERATE.>>Martha: WELL, IT’S CLEARLY A TENSE SITUATION AND SOMETHING THAT THE PRESIDENT WILL HAVE TO MONITOR VERY CLOSELY IN THE COMING DAYS AND WEEKS. LET ME TURN YOUR ATTENTION TO ANOTHER ISSUE, WHICH IS THE RESIGNATION OF YOUR DAUGHTER FROM HER JOB AS PRESS SECRETARY AT THE WHITE HOUSE. SHE HAS BEEN GETTING, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF VERY STRONG COMMENTS ABOUT HER TENURE THERE AND THIS ONE COMES FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA’S FORMER TOP ADVISOR DAVID AXELROD. WATCH THIS.>>IF YOU ARE THE SPOKESPERSON FOR A HABITUAL LIAR, IT’S LIKE BEING FIRE MARSHALL FOR A PIRO MANIAC. IT’S NOT GOING TO END WELL FOR YOU. IN THIS JOB, SHE WAS CALLED UPON TO CHOOSE BETWEEN HER FIDELITY TO TRUMP AND HER FIDELITY TO THE TRUTH. AND SHE CHOSE TRUMP. I MEAN HER LEGACY IS ONE OF DEFENDING THE INDEFENSIBLE.>>Martha: SEAN SPICER GOT THE SAME KIND OF TREATMENT AND YOUR DAUGHTER SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS ALSO LINED UP FOR IT WHEN SHE TOOK OVER.>>WELL, THE TRUTH IS PEOPLE THAT DON’T LIKE DONALD TRUMP DON’T LIKE MY DAUGHTER. AND IT’S NOT THAT THEY DON’T LIKE HER BECAUSE MOST OF THEM DON’T EVEN KNOW HER, THEY JUST DON’T LIKE PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THAT’S UNFORTUNATE BECAUSE A LOT OF US DO LIKE HIM AND WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR WHAT HE IS DOING. I’M A LITTLE SURPRISED THIS CAME OUT OF AXELROD. HE IS A BETTER PERSON THAN THAT HE KNOWS BETTER. AND I AM REALLY SHOCKED AND SURPRISED THAT HE WOULD GO THERE TO THAT DEGREE. BUT, AGAIN, IS HE A CNN CONTRIBUTOR. WHAT IS HE GOING TO DO? THEY PAY PEOPLE TO HATE PRESIDENT TRUMP. THAT’S WHAT THEY PAY THEM TO DO. SO I GUESS HE EARNED HIS PAYCHECK ON THAT PARTICULAR SEGMENT.>>Martha: I KNOW YOU’VE HEARD THE TALK AND I THINK YOU COMMENTED ON IT A LITTLE WHILE AGO ABOUT WHAT SHE MIGHT DO NEXT. YOU ARE THE FORMER GOVERNOR OF ARKANSAS. AND THERE IS SOME DISCUSSION THAT PERHAPS SHE WOULD LIKE TO FOLLOW IN YOUR FOOTSTEPS TO THE STATE HOUSE. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THAT?>>WELL, I WOULD BE THRILLED TO DEATH IF SHE DECIDED TO DO THAT SHE PROBABLY IS THE ONLY PERSON EVER MOVING INTO THE GOVERNOR’S MANSION WHO HAD LIVED THERE BEFORE WHO SPENT MOST OF HER GROWING UP THERE. SO I THINK IT WOULD BE KIND OF INTERESTING. SHE KNOWS WHERE ALL THE BODIES ARE BURIED. I THINK SHE HELPED BURY SOME QUITE FRANKLY.>>Martha: WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT?>>YOU KNOW, I DON’T KNOW WHAT SHE IS GOING TO DO. I FRANKLY DON’T THINK SHE KNOWS EITHER. SHE HASN’T HAD TIME TO COME UP FOR AIR IN THE PAST THREE OR FOUR YEARS. SHE IS GOING TO SPEND SOME TIME WITH HER CHILDREN. SHE IS GOING TO REASSESS. DECIDE WHAT’S NEXT BUT I CAN TELL YOU THIS: SHE IS SO GRATEFUL TO THE PRESIDENT FOR THE OPPORTUNITY SHE HAD. AND IF ANYBODY WONDERS, I CAN ASSURE YOU SHE LOVES THIS PRESIDENT VERY LOYAL TO HIM, DIDN’T LEAVE BECAUSE OF ANYTHING NEGATIVE IT’S A TOUGH JOB AND SHE HAS THREE SMALL CHILDREN AND THOUGHT IT WAS THE GREAT TIME TO MAKE THE MOVE.>>Martha: ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF TRAVEL AND PUT IN EXCRUCIATING HOURS DONE SO WITHOUT ANY COMPLAINT. I KNOW THE PRESIDENT FEELS VERY STRONGLY ABOUT HAVING HER THERE. JUST REAL QUICK BEFORE I LET YOU GO. HE HAS ALSO SAID SPEAKING OF LOYALTY THAT HE IS NOT GOING TO, YOU KNOW, ENCOURAGE KELLYANNE CONWAY TO LEAVE BASED ON WHAT A WATCHDOG AGENCY HAS DETERMINED ARE HATCH ACT VIOLATIONS. WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THAT?>>WELL, I THINK HE HAS ATTENDANT RIGHT POSITION. KELLY ANN LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE IN THE ADMINISTRATION IS UNDER SCRUTINY TO A LEVEL THAT IS UNPRECEDENTED. AND I REALLY THINK IT’S RIDICULOUS TO SAY WHAT WHAT KELLYANNE HAS SAID VIOLATES THE HATCH ACT. AND IT’S UNFORTUNATE THAT SHE IS BEING TARGETED LIKE THAT. I THINK THE PRESIDENT IS RIGHT TO STAND HIS GROUND AND STAND BY HIS PEOPLE BECAUSE, WHEN HE DOES THAT THERE IS SO MUCH MORE LIKELY