Mike Huckabee said President Trump's message of strength is a warning to would-be enemies as well as those already opposed to the U.S., such as North Korea.
President Trump is visiting Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. China especially must be warned to help America keep North Korea in check, Huckabee said.
Tensions between North Korea and the U.S. have risen this year as Leader Kim Jong-Un and President Trump exchanged harsh words over the rogue regime's growing nuclear program.
The president is projecting the image that we have military power and know how to use it, "not a message that is commonly heard by either North Korea or China," the former Arkansas governor said on "The Story" Monday.
Trump is saying "I've got a big boot, and I'll put it in your butt," Huckabee said.
"The Reagan style of peace through strength is really what we're seeing here," former Trump campaign official David Bossie added.
The U.S. is also reassuring friendly countries that we are with them in standing up to North Korea and any other enemy, Huckabee concluded.