During Wednesday’s GOP debate on CNBC, moderator John Harwood asked former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee if Donald Trump has the “moral authority to unite the country.”
CNBC’s John Harwood: “When you look at him, do you see someone with the moral authority to unite the country?”
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Huckabee: “You know, as few questions I’ve got, the last one I need is to give him some more time. I love Donald Trump. He is a good man. I’m wearing a Trump tie tonight. Get over that one. OK?”
On The View Thursday, Huckabee was asked by co-host Raven-Symoné why he was reluctant to join in on the CNBC moderators’ attack on Donald Trump.
Raven-Symoné: “While the moderators were taking aim at Donald Trump, you did not. You actually wore a tie from his collection. Uhh, you got a bromance going on?”
Huckabee: “No, not at all. But it was actually, it was not planned. That tie is a purple tie. My little granddaughter, Scarlett, loves purple. I wore it for her. And when they asked me the ridiculous question about Donald Trump, I thought, I’m not going there. I’m not going to get into a spitting war with Donald Trump. I said, ‘but I’m wearing a Donald Trump tie.’ So it just gave me an opportunity to tell them I wasn’t going to take the bait to try to fight the other people on my own stage. Those are not my enemies. Those are not my opponents. We’re all trying out to be the quarterback of the team. I want to win the job because I play a better game, not because I broke the legs of all the other people who are trying out for the position.”
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