After President Trump was roasted for appearing to mock a 7-year-old girl for still believing in Santa Claus earlier this week, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) raised eyebrows when he took it upon himself to defend Trump, by claiming his comments weren’t as bad as “boiling the little girl’s rabbit.”
“What is wrong with people? It wasn’t like he was boiling the little girl’s bunny rabbit in a pot on the stove or something, I mean, he asked a simple question. You never can find a way that President Trump will make some of the people in the press happy. It doesn’t matter what he does. If he didn’t make the call, if he didn’t talk to the little girl, they would say he was curled up in a fetal position in the White House and was unwilling to come out and talk to anybody. I mean, the man can’t catch a break.”
During a phone call with a young girl from South Carolina on Christmas Eve — who called into the North American Aerospace Defense Command to determine Santa’s location and was surprised with a conversation with Trump — the President suggested it was “marginal” for her to still believe in old Saint Nick, which sparked a public flaying. The girl’s parents later put out a statement saying they weren’t bothered by Trump’s teasing and said they often talk to their kids like they’re adults.
Huckabee went on to blame the media for the debacle and suggested Americans have “disgust” and “disdain” for the press today.
Mike Huckabee defends Trump mocking girl for believing in Santa as a 7-year-old pic.twitter.com/K6BuKT2WR8
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) December 26, 2018