Huckabee Defends Trump On KKK [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite:

On Fox News’ The Five earlier today, most of the hosts defended Donald Trump in the controversy over his refusal to disavow David Duke. All three of them dismissed it as silly liberal media bias. Hours later, Bill O’Reilly dismissed it as a “complete non-story” because Trump isn’t a racist. But on The Kelly File tonight, not only did Kelly take this controversy more seriously than her colleagues, but she actually did a pretty tough interview with the man defending Trump on this, Mike Huckabee.

  • Michael Rush

    ” I don’t know of anybody who has ever suggested that Donald Trump is a racist ”
    Really Huckabee ?
    Really ?

    • JustSayin’

      he like most rethuglicans, lives in an echo chamber.

      • Jon

        Yeah, a racist one.

    • Paige Turner

      He doesn’t suggest it.

      He owns it.

    • clay

      Hucklebee doesn’t know much.

      • Michael Rush

        It’s possible that statement is accurate , willful ignorance .

    • WebSlinger

      I will leave this right here…because if someone did not want to be considered a racist they would not quantify it with the word “least”…they would vehemently say…”I am NOT a racist”…

      https://www.thewrap.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Trump-lemon.jpg

      • 2karmanot

        The Blacks, they love me. I’m great with the blacks……………………

        • Thorn Spike

          ….but I don’t want them counting my money.

          • JCF

            …that’s what the Jews are for, amirite?

      • perversatile

        Just like Ted Cruz is mostly not the Zodiac Killer.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Right…

    • Jerry

      And not all Republicans are racists, but almost all racists are Republicans.

  • Sam_Handwich

    I hope Santa and Jeezis are still white

  • Princess Lardass

    So glad he dropped out of the race…

  • Michael Rush

    Megyn Kelly is making sense here , is she in a stem cell study ?

    • lymis

      Someone above her in the food chain told her she was allowed to do this. Period.

      I have no question of her intelligence or competence (unlike a lot of FOX “personalities.”) But she’s 100% in the bag, and it’s all about ratings and the perception of relevance.

      Whatever the GOP is doing, FOX has to be aware that they’ve hitched their wagon to a sinking ship full of high explosives. They’ve ridden the wave of right wing ignorance by serving as their echo chamber, but they are aware that the winds are shifting.

      Kelly is either the disposable trial balloon for seeing whether being adversarial with high-profile Republican spokes-puppets increases ratings, or the beginning of ass-covering so they can point to her as “proof” that they were “fair and balanced” all along. “See, we never just blindly repeated the party line! Look at how Megyn Kelly constantly challenged major Republican figures!”

      The moment that their ratings drop because people aren’t buying the current GOP party line, FOX will shift with the wind and erase as much of their inconvenient history as possible.

  • oikos
    • Treant

      Also, aging shit eventually becomes quite useful as compost.

      An aging Huckabee just gets fouler every year.

      • perversatile

        Even if Huckabee was composted,
        nothing would grow except
        stink weed and fart blossoms

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      Huckabee just keeps on expanding.

      • Steverino

        Constipation is like that.

    • That is the photo of him after he lost all his weight on his diet and gained it all back. He does look good in it actually. Proof one should never ever go on a diet but try to change lifestyle and eating habits to be fit.

  • Dan

    For something that’s not a story, it got mentioned on three shows on Fox in one day. Bill continues his nose dive into Beck territory.

  • Nax

    Huckabee was a Southern Baptist minister, was he?

    • lymis

      He played one on TV.

    • McSwagg

      He ‘preaches’ quite a bit. I don’t recall that he has ever ‘ministered to’ (served) anyone.

  • JustSayin’

    Kelley did a good job calling BS on Huckabees tap dance. Fact is with all the other racially charged shit trumps says, it is unbelievable that anyone does not see him as a racist.

    • Mark

      The sheeple are being fed everything they need to fuel their fears – – drinking the kool-aid……

      • David Walker

        Drumpfsters and Ditto-Heads, if not one and the same, have a lot in common. Racism, hate, bigotry, makers of poor choices, and gullibility. I think it may not be Kool-Aid so much as sloppily made moonshine.

  • 1Truth1

    Honestly I think that Trump didn’t want to say anything negative about the KKK because for him, any vote is a vote that he can use. Trump will say whatever it takes to get elected. One interview he supports something and the next interview he doesn’t. As for Huckabee, he is one of the most vile disgusting piece of slimy trash I have ever seen in politics….second only to Cruz.

  • Rex

    Huckabee defends Trump – because the haters have to have each other’s back.

  • Treant

    Oh, my. While I wish I could song and dance that well, I should hope I’d put it to better purpose.

    • Marides48

      It’s not easy to sing & dance with one foot in mouth.

      • Treant

        He’s actually fairly skilled at it!

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    Defend Duggars and defend Trump. All in a day for Huckabee.

  • Exatron

    See what you’ve done, Drumpf? You forced Fox News talent to make a tepid attempt at actual jouralism.

    • BearEyes

      fake it till you make it?

  • popebuck1

    Wow, look how they’re distancing themselves from him. The GOP sure isn’t going to stand for his extremism.

  • Eternal Half Truths

    Mike Huckabee is as big a liar as Ted Cruz. Cruz lies like a lawyer, but Huckabee lies like a preacher.

    • Todd20036

      Actually, Huckabee is much bigger than Cruz. Though to be fair, I am being literal.

  • rusty57

    Of course he does.

  • ChrisInKansas

    You just know as soon as that interview ended, he was on the phone with some higher-up at the network: “What the fuck, David?? I had to defend my point of view…on FOX NEWS!! Fire that broad!!”

    • JCF

      Shouldn’t that be “WTF Roger?”

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Just another Right Wing Weasel doing what they do best, deflect, feign ignorance and make painfully transparent excuses for bigotry, racism, etc. In other words, a typical Republican…….but remember, both parties are exactly, 100% the same, because you know who says so. /s

  • Texndoc

    “”Bill O’Reilly dismissed it as a “complete non-story” because Trump isn’t a racist.””

    And his evidence was: he’s one of Bill’s “friends”.
    I think this ties in nicely to the clips from the Trump rallies yesterday:
    1) To one protester: “Are you a Mexican? (more loudly) ARE YOU A MEXICAN?!”
    2/ Throwing out a group of black students sitting in the assembly together at their own school. Reportedly Mr Trump saw them and immediately asked for their removal before he spoke.

    • clay

      Turmp was registered with and donated to the Dem.s, until they nominated a Black man.
      Turmp’s 1980s legal loss on excluding Black potential rentals from his properties, and his continued avowals that there’s nothing wrong with that.

  • Prion

    ,,,

  • Prion

    ,,.

  • Prion

    ,.,

    • clay

      Puts a new spin on W.J. Bryan’s “you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold”.

      • Octavio

        Good one.

  • Jamie Brewer

    Truth, reason, and critical thinking have no place in the Republican party. Is this the tipping point of 20+ years of Fox poisoning, and dumbing down of the populace?

  • Dan Robinson

    That lady reminds me of this. She’s made of plastic right?
    Edit: from The Stepford Wives. for you youngsters.
    http://ireofpurgatory.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Creepy-eyes.jpg

  • lymis

    I was talking to someone yesterday about this whole idea that Trump claims not to know who David Duke is, or to know anything about the Ku Klux Klan, or what it stands for.

    The initial focus was on the (valid, to my mind) sheer incredulousness at the idea that a man Trump’s age could even make the claim. I can’t imagine it’s even possible to be an American his age without an awareness of the Klan.

    But I raised another point, that the person I was with found even more telling. Even assuming for the sake of argument that Trump is telling the truth and has no idea that there are white supremacist groups, or has no idea of the current or historical views or activity of the Klan, what does that say about his qualification to be the President of the United States? It doesn’t matter if you “tell it like you see it” if you have no clue what the hell you’re talking about.

    Either he’s a lying racist, or he’s so clueless he shouldn’t be allowed to voice an opinion, much less run the country. Or, more likely, he thinks the American public is so stupid that he can get away with telling staggering lies.

    No matter which is true, he doesn’t belong in the Oval Office.

    • Menergy

      “I’ll take clueless for $400, lymis.”

      • canoebum

        Lying racist for $1000.

        • 2patricius2

          Both for $1400.

          • Thorn Spike

            Everyone’s a winner!

          • Bad Tom

            Except: The Citizens of the United States.

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    • David Walker

      Drumpf has told us he likes the uneducated. There’s a reason for that. It doesn’t matter how outrageous his comments, the Drumpfsters will love it.

    • MrSkippy

      Well let’s say, for the sake of argument, that he doesn’t know what the KKK is. When he was asked and they did say “White Supremacists and other racists.”

      Just on that context alone wouldn’t you think he’d disavow them? Say something like “Racists? No, I can’t abide by them and don’t want their support.” Just on the context alone he should know what they’re talking about so his feigning ignorance told me all I needed to know. (As if my mind wasn’t made up anyway… I mean I’m HERE on Joe My God so it’s not like I’m not preaching to the choir.)

      Is he a racist is he just be pandering to that part of the base? I mean the Klan, the ignorant, the intolerant… that’s a shitload of people in the red states. (I know, I live in Idaho… we need our Mexicans to work the farms but we also need them to scapegoat every problem we have.)

      So can he disavow them? I suspect he could do it softly so as not to actually offend them. They’d probably accept that he HAS to play the “political correctness game” and still support him.

      Either way… I’ll never vote for a Yam with a bad hair problem.

      • Oh he knows who the KKK is. I might grant him some memory recall issues with forgetting who David Duke is if he were exhausted (which he is from campaigning ) and could not come up with his name quickly — after all he is 69 — but he knows who the KKK is for sure.

    • Michael Rush

      The same is true of Mike Huckabee , Megyn Kelly could have
      just said ” You don’t seem to know anything , why the fuck am I interviewing you ? “

    • douglas

      Oh please! I’m Canadian and I’ve known for 20 years exactly who David Duke is. Trump plays dumb when it suits him.

  • Robert Rhea

    The Huckster continues his campaign of missing the point. The question is not whether or not Donald Trump is a racist – its that he refused to disavow being endorsed by known racist and hate groups, by claiming (while lying) that he didn’t know who they were. Then trying to blame a faulty ear piece.

    Whether or not Trump is a racist personally, his message is. His real crime is being willing to use that racist message to create divides and promoting it for his own ends. He is as utterly disgusting as David Duke himself and every other closeted Klansman.

    • canoebum

      Drumpf may not be a racist…but he plays one on TV. Quite convincingly, too.

    • SFBruce

      If anything, the fact that he uses contemptible ideas which he himself may reject makes it even more repugnant that he does so just to garner votes. I’m no fan of Kelley, but she’s one of the few Fox personalities to point out the obvious.

  • TexasBoy

    Hucksterbee, proof that intelligence and religion are mutually exclusive.

  • delk

    You’d think Huck would be a hell of a lot thinner with all that goddamn tap dancing he’s doing.

    • Octavio

      His lap band ain’t workin’.

      • I think it snapped due to all the eating of his emotions for losing so quickly yet again.

        • Octavio

          The good news is such up and down weight loss is bad for his heart. You know me; always looking for the silver lining. 🙂

          • Very true dear Octavio!

  • Every time the media goes after Trump for saying something ridiculous and stupid Trump picks up in the polls. Trump is a superb politician – his strategy of always always being at the center of the news cycle has worked. Whether it was jokes about a menstrual cycle, banning all muslims from entering the USA, or forgetting who David Duke is it keeps him at the center of attention. (the average Trump voter probably has no idea who David Duke is anyway). His strategy of having Christie endorse him (and I think it was times) that day after a poor debate performance worked be regaining the spotlight. Trump is a skilled marketer who always comes out ahead when dominating the information channels is what you need to do to win — with good or bad news. What is silly about this brouhaha about the KKK and Duke (and Trump does not have ties to these groups) is all Trump has to do is hold one news conference disavowing it – and then turning himself into a victim claiming the media is painting him as a racist simply to go after him — and his supporters will lap up every piece of bullshit he has to say. Trump wins whether or not the news coverage is good — or bad.

    • MrSkippy

      Exactly. I just fervently HOPE the majority of voters out there see the bullshit that he is. While the angry GOP twonks are flocking to him like flies on shit I’d like to think the majority of Americans understand how bad he is.

      Hell my mother and her husband are both pretty hard teabaggers and even they tell me he’s the most dangerous man to run for president ever. (And trust me, they think Obama is basically the devil.)

      A Clinton/Sanders v Trump? I don’t know what they’d do. Possibly just stay home.

  • sword

    So Faux News went to HucKKKabee for comments?

  • Dan M

    Huckabee had to do this or the Klan would have revoked his sheet and hood.

  • I’m not surprised. I thought for years that he refers to little girls as finger food.

  • dcurlee

    Why is she even talking to dumbass Huckabee. As much as I can’t stand Fox she is getting a little more respect from her Trump is disgusting end of story.

  • CJAS

    Huckabee is a noted racist. Why are we discussing Trump’s racism with another racist?

  • justmeeeee

    Love the wild cat print, Meg. Very professional looking!

    • 2patricius2

      The style is Fox professional for women. The pattern is for letting claws out. 🙂

      • JCF

        It’s what PeePaw wacks off to.

  • bob

    All of the republicans can disavow all they want because they know the kkk will vote for one of them anyway !

  • Steven Leahy

    Cruz and Rubio align with and accept endorsements from notorious anti-LGBT hatemongers all the time, and NObody in the media cares much less calls them out on it, especially the two CNN house homos. So, not sure why the endless obsession with Trump and David Duke. Double standards are alive and well.

    • Goodboy

      Yeah, it’s not like David Duke called for anyone’s death.

  • If Megyn isn’t careful she’s going to find herself out of a job. Faux News! doesn’t want a thinking blonde, they want a bubble bobble head to look wide eyed at the males and coo and bat their augmented eyelashes.

  • D. J.

    Huckabee says he can’t imagine anyone still being members of the KKK or that the organisation still exists?
    The same can be said of the RCC.

  • Richard, another Canuck

    The whitewashing of Donald Trump has begun.

  • JCF

    The Huckster and (most of) FUX defend Der Trumpenfuhrer and the KKK?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmywwiZth5E

  • Brian Moore

    Whole bunch of beady eyed shits endorsing Trump

  • Gianni

    The Huckster is smirking the whole time. That must say something about this loser’s attitude. Can’t stand the jerk.