Mike Huckabee: Jewish people appreciated my Holocaust remark


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POLITICO

Mike Huckabee said that Jews are happy about his charge that President Barack Obama is marching Jews “to the door of the oven” by inking a nuclear deal with Iran.

“The response from Jewish people has been overwhelmingly positive,” the former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate said on “The Today Show” Tuesday morning.

Huckabee said those Jews who aren’t happy are Democrats, and they “just need to go back and read what the Iranians themselves said. They said that we have developed the missiles that will replace Israel with a big Holocaust. That’s their words.”

Huckabee said he has received support from Holocaust survivors and their families for calling out a bad deal.

But Huckabee’s comments have been criticized by prominent members of the Jewish community, including those who vehemently oppose the nuclear agreement with Iran.

On Monday, Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer told USA TODAY’s Susan Page that Huckabee’s language was not appropriate.

“Look, we have a very serious disagreement with the administration on a very serious issue,” Dermer said. “But what I don’t doubt is the sincerity of the president or his team when they say they believe this deal not only makes America safe but makes Israel safe. Where we disagree is the judgment of actually what this deal is going to do.”

New York Rep. Eliot Engel, one of the most vocal supporters of Israel in Congress, also condemned Huckabee’s comments in an interview with The Washington Post’s “The Plum Line Blog.”

“Mike Huckabee has been a strong supporter of Israel, and I welcome his support,” Engel said. “I do think his choice of words was less than smart. I don’t think that we should trivialize the Holocaust or compare everything to the Holocaust. I think he meant to be helpful, but I was not comfortable with the wording.”

Over the weekend, The Anti-Defamation League, an advocacy group combating anti-Semitism, sharply criticized Huckabee’s comments.

In a statement on their website, the group said,”Israeli military and security officials have repeatedly said the Obama Administration has been as strong as any other American administration in keeping Israel secure … To hear Mr. Huckabee invoke the Holocaust when America is Israel’s greatest ally and when Israel is a strong nation capable of defending itself is disheartening. The great tragedy of the Holocaust saw the Jews of Europe without allies and without power at the worst possible moment.”

Toward the end of the “Today” show segment, host Matt Lauer asked Huckabee: “Answer the critics governor, who say that you and some other Republican candidates are doing and saying anything right now simply to be heard over the roar of Donald Trump. Is there some truth to that?”

“No, there’s not” said Huckabee.

  1. #1 by Dante Ardenz on 07/28/2015 - 9:34

    Huckabee is in the Jewish quicksand. His begging and pleading won’t get him out.
    The fat ass, from Arkansas ,is a Zoo Christian they worship Jews, as God.
    Now his stupid repeating of the total lie about ,’ovens,’ to psnder to Jews has backfired.

    Remember Huckabee the Jews Gid , Yahweh is a vengeful one! Lol
    Now go home and care for your degenerate son, who was arrested for torturing dogs in Arkansas.

  2. #2 by Vickie Jacobs on 07/28/2015 - 9:34

    Remember the two boys from Mena and solve that one Huckabee.

  3. #3 by CK on 07/28/2015 - 9:34

    What a lying sack of shit! “The Iranians said we have developed missiles that will replace Israel with a big Holocaust. That’s their words.” He’s a typical foaming-at-the mouth Baptist Zionist lunatic who’s made the Hebrew storm god, Yahweh, his god. Wait till he finds out what Yahweh has in store for him. All his groveling and ass-kissing won’t save him.

  4. #4 by Imperium on 07/28/2015 - 9:34

    Great comments here !
    Well ,well Gomer Pyle Huckabee ‘oven ,’ pander flopped with our Jewish masters !
    Watch out ,”Guns Grits,and Gravy”, Zio Huckster, you made Jew hate God Yahweh real mad !
    Maybe he will send you a plague of Locusts, Frogs,but better yet hemoroids in your big fat can.

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