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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee weighed in Friday on President Trump's remark which derided the idea of accepting immigrants into the United States from "s***hole countries."

"If he said that, Melania should have fed him a bar of Ivory soap for breakfast this morning," he said on "America's Newsroom.

Trump defended himself on Twitter more than 15 hours after the explosive report, confirmed by Fox News, broke on Thursday night.

“Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?” he said in a bipartisan meeting, according to multiple people in the room. 

The Washington Post reported that he singled out Haitians, asking, “Why do we need more Haitians? Take them out."

The remarks drew a firestorm of criticism and accusations that the president is a racist, but Trump took to Twitter to deny the reports this morning. 

Huckabee said if Trump did not use the vulgar terminology, then other people who were in the meeting should come forward and "verify" his account. 

He said Trump must understand that anything he says in a meeting, even with some Republicans, has the potential to leak to the media.

"People love to go and tell what they heard. ... He's gotta be careful what he says," said Huckabee, advising Trump to take a "tough line" in the DACA negotiations since Republicans control Congress and the White House.

Watch his full reaction above.


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