Mike Huckabee now says he knows President Obama wasn’t born in Kenya and that he misspoke when he made that much-maligned comment earlier this week. But on social conservative Bryan Fischer’s radio show on Wednesday, he agreed when the host offered that “there may be some fundamental anti-Americanism in this president.”
“Well, that’s exactly the point that I make in the book,” Huckabee replied.On Tuesday, as TPM reported, Huckabee was slammed far and wide for commentshe made to radio host Steve Malzberg. “One thing that I do know is his having grown up in Kenya, [President Obama’s] view of the Brits, for example, [is] very different than the average American,” he said.
His spokesperson later said Huckabee “simply misspoke” about where Obama was from, and meant to say he grew up in Indonesia.
On Wednesday, Huckabee called it “pathetic” that “journalists and reporters” were jumping on the remarks. Speaking to anti-gay, anti-bear activist Fischer, Huckabee was emphatic that he’s never said Obama was born “anywhere other than Hawaii where he claims to have been born.”
Fischer replied that “what got lost in all the shuffle was the legitimate point that you were making is that we may have a president who has some fundamentally anti-American ideas, that may be rooted in a childhood where he had a father who was virulently anti-colonial, hated the British.”
“And so I’d like you to comment on that,” Fischer continued. “You seem to think that there is some validity to the fact that there may be some fundamental anti-Americanism in this president.”
“Well, that’s exactly the point that I make in the book,” Huckabee responded. “And I don’t know why these reporters — maybe they can’t read.”
“And I have said many times,” he later added, “publicly, that I do think he has a different worldview and I think it’s, in part, molded out of a very different experience. Most of us grew up going to Boy Scout meetings and, you know, our communities were filled with Rotary Clubs, not madrassas.”
h/t Right Wing Watch.