Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee praised President Donald Trump’s speech at the United Nations in which he which threatened to “totally destroy North Korea.”
Huckabee, a self-identified Christian, told Fox News:
What a terrific day and there’s a little bit of news going on and most of it right here. An amazing speech, I thought, by the president today.
Refreshing to see a president speak honestly, candidly, forcefully at the U.N. We haven’t seen that in many, many years from a US president.
Fox News co-host Sandra Smith played a video of Trump’s “rocket man” namecalling of North Korean leader Kin Jong Un, and Huckabee responded:
I love the clarity of the speech. I love forcefulness of it. I know there’s going to be a lot of criticisms that Donald Trump used language like, “rocket man” is on a suicide mission.
Huckabee slammed diplomacy and diplomats:
I love that phrase because he made it very clear that this is not a diplomat speaking. Diplomats basically are insincere people speaking in a polite way when they really don’t mean it and they’re saying things they have no intention of doing.
Donald Trump said things today that was not diplomatic, but it was bold, it was clear, and I think he probably shocked some people at the U.N., they’re not used to hearing this kind of talk.
I loved it and I thought it was exactly on point. He was saying to this group of people that if North Korea does not learn to behave, they could potentially be annihilated because we’re not going to put up with it. That’s a stout stuff.
(Source: Fox News via YouTube)