Huckabee Rips #NeverTrump: If You’re Not Going to Support Voters’ Choice, Leave the GOP
Former GOP candidate Mike Huckabee has come out in loud support of Donald Trump this week and is now blasting any Republicans threatening not to back him.
Shortly after Trump all but clinched the nomination Wednesday, Huckabee issued a statement pledging to go “all in” for Trump and criticizing the “hapless ‘Never Trump’ nonsense.” Huckabee had not pledged support to Trump until this week — although his daughter has been working for Trump’s campaign as a senior adviser since February.
Speaking on Fox’s America’s Newsroom Thursday, the former Arkansas governor dismissed the notion that he could be up for the VP slot — “He’s never said anything to me about it,” he said — but averred that he would do everything in his power to make sure that Trump becomes the next president, even though the party was not be supporting him in unison yet.
“When we nominated people over the past several election cycles, some of us had heartburn, but we stepped up and supported the nominee,” he said, and told any Republicans not backing Trump to leave the party. “This isn’t Burger King,” he said. “This is an election. And you don’t get it all the time just like you want it.”
“You’re either on the team, or you’re not on the team,” he added.
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