Mike Huckabee Says Trump Isn’t Racist Because He Let Jews Into Mar-a-Lago by the Forward

Mike Huckabee Says Trump Isn’t Racist Because He Let Jews Into Mar-a-Lago

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Mike Huckabee hit back at charges of racism against President Trump by saying that he allowed Jews to join his Mar-a-Lago country club in Florida.

“You know, when people say he’s this, but look at his history, or when people say he’s a racist, he’s not,” said the ex-Arkansas governor on ABC’s “The View.” “He’s the guy who opened up Mar-a-Lago to Jewish people when they have been shut out.”

Huckabee faced a chilly reception on the women’s show, where he appeared with his daughter and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

The two, who are enthusiastic backers of the Trump administration, also pushed back on allegations that Trump opposed the press or disrespected women.

Mar-a-Lago, a historic Palm Beach estate that Trump has owned for three decades, was one of the first country clubs in town to admit Jews - often excluded from high society.

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Daniel J. Solomon

Daniel J. Solomon is the former Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.

Huckabee: Trump Isn’t Racist, He Let Jews In Mar-a-Lago

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