Skip to main content

Gov. Huckabee reacts to Dems slamming Trump for threats against Iran: 'Why can’t the left appreciate what this president has done?'

White House sends Congress explanation of Soleimani strike

Democrats slam President Trump for threats against Iran; Fox News contributor Mike Huckabee reacts.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee reacted on Sunday to Democrats slamming President Trump for threats against Iran, asking, “Why can’t the left appreciate what this president has done?”

Speaking on “Fox & Friends,” Huckabee, a Fox News contributor, referenced the U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' elite Quds Force on Friday.

“This goon killed over 600 Americans directly responsible for tens of thousands, if not millions of deaths of Iranians and other people across the world,” Huckabee said Sunday.

“And for the Democrats and the media to be just mourning his death like he’s some kind of hero, I mean, this guy makes Charles Manson look like a Franciscan monk for heaven’s sakes.”


Outspoken Democrats wasted little time in denouncing President Trump's warning to Iran about possible retaliation for the U.S. airstrike that killed Soleimani and six others at Baghdad’s international airport.

For example, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., answered by calling the president a “monster.”

“What was he [Soleimani] doing in Iraq driving around in a car from the airport? Was he cruising by to get a Sonic burger? No, he was there to carry on what he had already started and that was to attack the U.S. Embassy,” Huckabee said.

“The president ought to be applauded. And I can’t imagine what’s wrong with people if they want a country to be a loser country, a patsy, a country that always apologizes for being strong, then vote for these Democrats.”

“But I’m just beyond offended for the simple reason that when Barack Obama took out Osama bin Laden, we all celebrated it, Republican, Democrat, it was an American celebration to get rid of this guy that launched 9/11,” he continued. “Why can’t the left appreciate what this president has done? It’s beyond me.”


House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., wrote in a tweet, “Soleimani was responsible for unthinkable violence and world is better off without him.”

“But Congress didn’t authorize and American people don’t want a war with Iran. All steps must now be taken to protect our forces against the almost inevitable escalation and increased risk.”

Schiff’s statement was echoed by other Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang.

“Nancy Pelosi and all the Democrats were whining because they didn’t get notified. Can you have seen telling Adam Schiff in advance? He would have held a press conference and even given the coordinates of where the attack was going to take place,” Huckabee said on Sunday. “These people aren’t trustworthy.”

“But more than that, he did notify them in the 48 hours that was required,” he continued. “And I just want to mention that they would not have been happy even had he brought them into the Situation Room at the White House and let them see it all live. They would have said, ‘Well, the video quality wasn’t as good as the last cartoon we saw.’”


“These people are crazy. I’m sorry. But they’re crazy. They’ve lost their minds,” he went on to say. “They cannot accept anything the president does, even when it is in their and the Americans’ best interest.”

Brie Stimson contributed to this report.

Source: Read Full Article


Popular posts from this blog

Google accused of creating 'creepy' spy tool to squelch worker dissent

Google workers are accusing the company of developing an internal surveillance tool that they believe will be used to monitor their attempts to organise protests and discuss labour rights.Earlier this month, employees said they discovered that a team within the company was creating the new tool for the custom Google Chrome browser installed on all workers' computers and used to search internal systems. The concerns were outlined in a memo written by a Google employee and reviewed by Bloomberg News, and by three Google employees who requested anonymity because they aren't authorised to talk to the press.The tool would automatically report staffers who create a calendar event with more than 10 rooms or 100 participants, according to the employee memo. The most likely explanation, the memo alleged, "is that this is an attempt of leadership to immediately learn about any workers organisation attempts."Google is using the new software tool to police its own workers amid r…

It will take 100 years for women to earn the same as men at this rate

The wage gap between men and women is 20%, meaning women get paid 80 cents to every $1 men earn, according to a recent study.The pay gap narrowed about 2% in the last ten years. If things don't improve, it will take a century for women to reach equal pay, according to Goldman Sachs.The firm said at least part of the unexplained gap could be due to the lack of women in highly-paid senior roles, despite being on average more educated than men.It could take a century for women to be paid as much as men, if things stay as they are now.The wage gap between men and women is 20%, meaning women get paid 80 cents for every $1 men earn. In the last ten years, the pay gap only narrowed about 2%, and if performance stays consist with the past decade's, it would take 100 years to reach equal pay, according to Goldman Sachs."The latest data show there's more work to do," said Amanda Hindlian, global COO of global investment research at Goldman Sachs in a note titled "Clos…

Vice President Pence pulls no punches against China, NBA or Nike

Pence: America's days of helping rebuild China 'are over' Vice President Mike Pence discusses international growth of wealth and President Trump's national security strategy.
Vice President Mike Pence lambasted China for human rights abuses Thursday and rebuked American businesses such as Nike and the NBA that  he says have fallen under the country's thumb.
Continue Reading Below
Pence also praised President Trump's policies regarding the world's second-largest economy, which he said will ultimately benefit both China and the U.S., throughout remarks at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.,

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, accompanied by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, left, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, greets the media before minister-level trade meetings in Washington on Oct. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
"No president before has so vigorously advanced America's interests in our relationship with China," Pence sai…