Fox News contributor and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R) was righteously indignant after CNN analyst and former adviser to President Barack Obama, David Axelrod, decided to effectively call his daughter, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a liar. He smeared her nine ways from Sunday. It was beyond disgraceful and blatantly untrue. Exactly, who is the liar here?
On Fox News’ “The Story with Martha MacCallum,” Huckabee was asked for his thoughts regarding Axelrod’s recent comments where he suggested that his daughter was “the fire marshall to a pyromaniac” during her tenure as President Trump’s press secretary. “If you are the spokesperson for a habitual liar, it’s like being the fire marshall for a pyromaniac,” said Axelrod. “You know, it’s not going to end well for you.”
“Axelrod continued on to suggest that Sanders was a liar herself, claiming she chose her “fidelity to Trump” over that of the “truth” and that her “legacy” was built around “defending the indefensible.”
“Huckabee — in true southern gentleman style — fired back at Axelrod for his comments, saying that the CNN analyst was “a better person than that” and that “he knows better.”
“The former governor also pointed out that the people who “don’t like” his daughter feel that way because they “don’t like Donald Trump.”
“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. […] I’m a little surprised that this came out of Axelrod. He’s a better person than that. He knows better. And I’m really shocked and surprised that he would go there to that degree.”
“Huckabee’s comments came the same week as his daughter announced her resignation as press secretary to Trump so that she could spend more time with her children.
“As IJR Red previously reported, Sanders tearfully reflected on her time at the White House during her announcement, proclaiming that she “loved every minute” of her job and that her time there as “the opportunity of a lifetime.”’
I will take exception with one thing Huckabee said though. No… Axelrod is not a better person than that. You just got a glimpse of the true nature of a man who comes from communist roots and carried water for the most dishonest president we have ever had… Barack Obama. I’m not surprised he would be this vicious. I would have been shocked if he wasn’t.
Notice that Axelrod waited until Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced she was stepping down as press secretary to go home to Arkansas. What a coward. And Huckabee’s full quote really hit it home: “I’m really shocked and surprised that he would go there to that degree. But again, he’s a CNN contributor. What is he gonna do?” Huckabee said. “That’s what they pay them to do, so I guess he earned his paycheck on that particular segment.” Damn straight he did.
Sarah is going home to be with her children and husband. President Trump fueled speculation when he said, “I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas — she would be fantastic.” It would be epic if she ran for governor of that state and won. I would really do a Snoopy dance over that development and munch on popcorn while watching the likes of David Axelrod meltdown.