Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee took exception to President Barack Obama’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast last week, telling “Fox and Friends” they were “shocking” and “absolutely stunning.”
The potential 2016 candidate also told host Elisabeth Hasselbeck the teleprompter is Obama’s own personal “high horse.”
“The very comments that President Obama made are nothing short of shocking,” Huckabee said. “How on earth he could go back 1,000 years in history and pick up something that Christians did in response to Muslim aggression and somehow blame Christians for the burning of a Jordanian pilot, for cutting off the heads of children who are Christians? It’s just absolutely stunning to me.”
“This president has a high horse himself. It’s his teleprompter,” Huckabee told Hasselbeck. “What was shocking about this speech: this wasn’t an ad lib, off the cuff remark. This was scripted. He knew what he wanted to say.”
During his speech, Obama compared violence committed in the name of other religions, especially Christianity during the Crusades, to the problems the world faces today in the Middle East.
“Everything he does is against what Christians stand for, and he’s against the Jews in Israel,” Huckabee said. “The one group of people that can know they have his undying, unfailing support would be the Muslim community.”
“He said our greatest threat was climate change. I assure you that a beheading is much worse than a sunburn,” Huckabee said pointedly. “This president couldn’t watch a western from the ’50s and know the difference between the good guys and the bad guys, even if John Wayne was starring in the film.”