aside Co-Hosts Of “The View” Respond To Mike Huckabee’s Comments On Right Wing Media

Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Mike Huckabee
Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Mike Huckabee

What happened on a recent TV show “The View” highlights the disparate views of those who are supportive of the republican President Donald Trump and those who are “never Trumpers.” If an alien where to visit planet earth, it would never know that both groups are from the same universe.

Here is the rest of the story….

On September 6, 2017, the former Governor Mike Huckabee and his daughter Sarah Huckabee Sanders graced the stage as guests of the ABC TV show, “The View.”

After appearing on “The View” the former Arkansas Governor and pastor, Mike Huckabee showed up on right wing media outlets like FOX TV where he described the View’s participants as being irrational in their hatred of the republican President Donald Trump. He explained how conservatives shouldn’t hesitate to walk into the lion’s den to stand up for the republican party’s thinking, whereupon, he proceeded to lump all democrats, liberals together, AS NOT BEING ABLE to grant the president a fair shot.

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As per the 9/7/17 Deadline Hollywood article, “The View co-host’s “hatred of Donald Trump is so irrational,” former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said this morning on Fox Business Network’s Mornings with Maria. But, the frequent View guest, who appeared on the show Wednesday with daughter/White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.”

“It’s exactly what we expected would happen,” Huckebee said of his View visit.  “I didn’t go in there thinking they were going to give me warm hugs and kisses. I’ve been on that show many times. But I think it’s important that those of us who are conservative, that we’re willing to go into the lion’s den. That we show that were not afraid. We’ve got a position, we’re willing to defend it, and frankly it juxtaposes our view and our spirit verses theirs, which is full of anger and irrational hatred toward the President. Their hatred of Donald Trump is so irrational that I think that comes across.”

Mr. Huckabee must be unawares of the numerous conservatives out there who proudly declare their position of being “never Trumpers,” or of the right’s unmitigated, over the top hatred of the former democratic President Barack Obama and the 2016 presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.

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Whoopi Goldberg

As per the following video, the hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin and Jedediah Bila of “The View” felt a need to respond to the former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s  partisan comments regarding his appearance on “The View” while he was a guest on various right wing shows.

Incidentally, the co-host Jedediah Bila was a Fox News contributor and a panelist on Outnumbered.

On September 6, 2017, Allan Smith of Business Insider provided the following synopsis of the show, “Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Mike Huckabee get grilled about Trump on ‘The View.’

Excerpts:

“White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her father, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, were grilled by the co-hosts of ABC’s “The View” on Wednesday (9/6/17) over President Donald Trump’s comments about women, his relationship with the truth, and his handling of Hurricane Harvey, among other topics.”

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JOY BEHAR

“Who approved you coming here, the Mooch?” co-host Joy Behar jokingly asked at the start of the interview, mentioning former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci. “Is that why he got fired?”

“The first contentious topic the panel broached was Trump’s past controversial comments toward women.”

“Trump, the things he says about women are just horrendous, and we all know that so let’s not pretend that he hasn’t said some horrifying things about women,” Behar said, asking Huckabee how he can let his daughter “defend him.”

“Huckabee said Trump has “also empowered women” and gave his daughter “an incredible opportunity.” Huckabee, the former Republican governor and presidential candidate, said Trump gave women opportunities both in the private sector and within the White House.”

“Confronted about allegations of racist behavior by Trump, Huckabee said Trump “opened up Mar-a-Lago to Jewish people when they had been shut out” in addition to hiring black Americans to work for the Trump Organization.”

“Huckabee added that if he “didn’t have some confidence in” Trump’s integrity, he wouldn’t let his daughter serve him.”

“Sanders was then asked if she has struggled with Trump’s past comments.”

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Jedediah Bila

“I’ve spent a lot of time with the president,” she said. “I’ve never felt anything but respected and empowered to do exactly what I’m there to do every day, and that is my job. I think he’s an equal opportunity president, he hits men just as hard. Women want equal opportunity, and this president certainly gives it to them one by empowering them to take senior level positions … he doesn’t just put milquetoast women around him.”

“She made mention of the fact the she and interim White House communications director Hope Hicks are the first female press secretary/communications director combination to work together in a White House.

“Huckabee was then pressed about how religious Americans, particularly evangelicals such as himself, can support Trump.”

“It’s not difficult because nobody voted for him to be their Sunday school teacher,” Huckabee said. “He’s a defender of religious liberty, which means he doesn’t have to embrace everything that I personally embrace in order to believe that people of faith should be respected, and that they should not be relegated to a portion of the culture.”

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SUNNY HOSTIN

“The conversation then took a turn into Trump’s tumultuous relationship with the media, which he regularly admonishes. After Sanders went on an extended rant about how, while the White House has responsibilities to uphold, the media needs to do a better job of presenting the facts, co-host Whoopi Goldberg said “you also have to get someone in the office who recognizes what the truth is.”

“Where was President Obama born and is he an American citizen?” Goldberg asked, making note of the birther conspiracy that alleged former President Barack Obama was not born in the US.”

“Trump was the most prominent of the birther conspiracists.”

“I think this has been pretty well addressed,” Sanders said.”

“Goldberg replied, “But this narrative, this is what I’m talking about, that’s a narrative that went on for forever, and he didn’t really clear it up until he was in office.”

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SARA HAINES

“Later in the discussion, Huckabee was asked about Trump’s pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of criminal contempt for ignoring a court order to stop racial profiling of Latinos. Arpaio became a notorious figure over the more than two decades he spent leading the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, which is perhaps best known for keeping inmates in a “tent city” jail under inhumane conditions. He once called the sweltering open-air facility a “concentration camp.”

“I know Joe Arpaio, I do not agree that he’s a racist,” Huckabee said. ”

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HUCKABEES

“(Mike) Huckabee said Arpaio is “an 85-year-old man” who “has enforced the law in his county.”

“When one co-host pointed out that “several judges disagree,” Huckabee said “we’re in a country where everybody disagrees.”

“Discussing Trump’s response to Hurricane Harvey, Huckabee added that “there’s so much Trump hate, that if he took a drinking straw and sucked out every drop of flood water from Houston and spit it out into the Gulf of Mexico, they would’ve said he should spit it into the Indian Ocean.”

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12 comments

  1. excellent post. I watched that interview and didn’t see any “hatred” of the president from anyone. I did see disgust at his constant lies, outrage over his xenophobia, disgust over his racism and disbelief at Ms Huckaby’s constant and rather pedantic attempts to change the subject instead of answering the questions put forth. The ladies of The View were very careful, it seems to me, not to denigrate the president but to speak of his behaviors and attitudes as being beneath his position.

    • Dear Suze,

      I made the same observations. Did Mr. Huckabee think he deserved a medal for going on The View? It is tiring to watch sycophants carrying the president’s water. It seems to me that in too many cases the White Evangelical pastors have sold their souls for 30 pieces of silver. Governor Huckabee is a former pastor of a Baptist church in Arkansas.

      Hugs, Gronda

  2. My goodness. Imagining seeing the president incumbent interviewed by this panel, live
    To quote from an episode of West Wing when staffers rush to see one of their colleagues being embarrassed on TV
    ‘I’ll get the pop-corn!’

    • Dear Roger,

      Few actually believe the crap that Sarah Huckabee Sanders spouts, but I am convinced that she does. It is amazing to watch.

      There are peoples living in alternate realities. I find this fascinating. It’s like I’m watching an alien from outer space.

      Hugs, Gronda

  3. Gronda, I saw this as well and I felt the women on The View were more than fair. They did ask some good questions that did not get answered. I have two observations having read the Governor’s post-interview remarks.

    Sarah Sanders said she tells herself that she will always tell the truth and that gets her by. To be frank, those are mere words – she covers for a man who has a very difficult time with the truth. So, she daily fails to meet her goal.

    The best question was asked of the Governor by a former Fox person and conservative about Trump’s absence of character. The question was avoided. What troubles me is I felt the Governor has been of good character, but now with his comments following the interview, he fell down in my rankings. And, Mr. Huckabee, these are the views of an Independent voter. Keith

    • Dear Keith,

      It looks like the former Baptist pastor has sold his soul for a few pieces of silver. This controversy enabled him to be a guest on several FOX TV shows.

      Both of them live in a different reality than I do. Their standard bearer is an habitual liar, lacking in a moral compass. He now represents that part of the republican party who is carrying DDT’S water.

      Hugs, Gronda

  4. And to think that I used to rather respect Mike Huckabee. As to his point that we have an ‘irrational hatred’ of Trumpie, I would argue that there is nothing irrational about it. I could sit down right now and enumerate at least 15 valid and verifiable reasons for the negativity I feel toward Trump. Perhaps I will do that and send it to Mike Huckabee!
    Hugs!!!

    • Dear Jill,

      After hearing all the hate verbiage spouted by republicans towards President Obama and Mrs. Clinton, they’d do better to develop thicker skins.

      If DDT was a democrat, what do you think these hypocrites would be saying?

      Hugs, Gronda

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