Mike Huckabee, former presidential candidate and governor of Arkansas, says the Republican leadership is more concerned Donald Trump will win the 2016 election than they are he will lose and that is why they are jumping ship.
“A lot of these bed-wetting, hand-wringing Republicans — they’re not afraid Donald Trump is gonna lose. They’re scared to death he’s gonna win,” Huckabee told Megyn Kelly. “And if he wins, he’s going to mess up the neat little package of fun they have because they all play to the donor class, and Donald Trump is coming to make big changes in the way that these institutions go.”
Huckabee endorsed Trump shortly after dropping out of the 2016 presidential race.
The former governor made his remarks after a video surfaced of Trump making lewd sexual remarks 11 years ago. GOP politicians quickly rescinded endorsements and GOP Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said he will not appear with Trump on the campaign trail and will focus on keeping the House of Representatives in Republican control.
Kelly countered and offered that many politicians are having a “come to Jesus moment of: Can I actually look my daughter, my son, in the face and say, ‘I in essence endorsed that conduct.'”
“It’s not a big surprise that he is crude and he is vulgar. We all knew that. We knew he wasn’t a Sunday school teacher,” Huckabee responded. “Nobody’s endorsing what he said. My gosh, not even his own family is endorsing it.”
“He’s like Captain Quint in the original movie ‘Jaws,'” Huckabee continued. “He’s vulgar, he’s salty … He’s the guy who’s gonna save your butt and save your family. … Hillary is the shark. She’s going to eat your boat, she’s going to have open borders, immigration out the kazoo. So the choice is: Do you vote for Captain Quint who’s going to save your family, or do you vote for the shark?”
Kelly reminded the Huckabee and the audience that the shark ate Quint in the movie.