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Mike Huckabee: ‘I Don’t Know Anyone Who Wants to Hurt The Press, They Just Want To Laugh At Them’

On Monday night, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee weighed in on the latest Twitter controversy from President Trump.

Speaking to Kimberly Guilfoyle, who was filling in for Sean Hannity, Huckabee started off by saying that the media that expressed outrage over the tweet is the same media that “told us” that the anti-Trump Julius Caesar performance that depicted Trump’s assassination was “just theatre” but “pro-wrestling is so real that they’re afraid of it.”

“This is amazing,” he elaborated. “Most of the wounds that most of the press think they’re experiencing, they’re self-inflicted. And I don’t know anyone who’s calling for anybody in the press to be hurt. Quite frankly, I don’t know anyone who wants to hurt the press, they just want to laugh at them because they hold them in contempt.”

The former presidential candidate claimed that the media “no longer practice journalism” but instead “practice a very targeted, hateful attempt to the destroy the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s presidency.”

When asked by Guilfoyle for his reaction to the media’s attacks on his daughter, Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, he gave her praise, but went after Playboy writer Brian Karem for confronting her aggressively last month.

“What an incredible irony,” he continued. “Here you’ve you got someone who works for a publication that has made its entire brand on exploiting women, on airbrushing them so that they look differently than they really are, and he’s attacking the White House and saying that they’re not being honest enough. I mean, how much more irony could there be?”

He concluded that the press is “about as popular as the Zika virus from a mosquito.”

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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