Mike Huckabee has been flying under the radar lately (and for his campaign, dangerously) as a surprising amount of GOP support has been shifted to billionaire real estate magnate Donald Trump.
Trump’s popularity and outspokenness have kept former frontrunners like Huckabee perched on the back burner of the crowded 2016 Republican presidential nominee field over the last several weeks in poll after poll.
But now, the former Arkansas governor is hoping to change that with some controversial remarks of his own, particularly on the recent Iran deal that most Republicans, some Democrats, and the nation of Israel have all spoken out against.
Huckabee and others contest that Iran is all but guaranteed getting their hands on a nuclear weapon as a result of the deal, and Iran’s leader has even vowed to defy U.S. policies in the region, according to Reuters.
In a recent interview with Breitbart, Huckabee even “went there” with the whole Nazi-SS comparisons, particularly as it relates to President Obama.
Here’s the exact quote.
“This president’s foreign policy is the most feckless in American history. It is so naive that he would trust the Iranians. By doing so, he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven. This is the most idiotic thing, this Iran deal. It should be rejected by both Democrats and Republicans in Congress and by the American people. I read the whole deal. We gave away the whole store. It’s got to be stopped.”
Mike Huckabee also claimed that it was “disgusting to fund an organization like Planned Parenthood that chops up babies and sells the parts like parts to a Buick.”
This reference targets the recent controversy created by an anti-abortion activist group that shot an undercover video of Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services discussing fetal tissue donation to researchers. The video forced the organization to make a statement in which it claimed “the only money it receives are small reimbursements for processing and transportation costs,” the Christian Science Monitor reports.
Check out the rest of the interview with Mike Huckabee here.
What do you think about the “door of the oven” comments from this Republican presidential hopeful, readers? Will they help his chances of standing out from and up to an increasingly powerful Donald Trump?
Sound off in the comments section, and let us know if you agree with the words of Mike Huckabee on the Iran deal.
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