Huckabee: Opening of New U.S. Embassy Shows 'America Won't Be Played as Chumps'
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee applauded President Trump's move of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem.
Huckabee noted Trump's "courage" to move the embassy to Israel's "rightful capital."
"The decision he made was the right decision, and I'm proud of him for making it," he said on "Outnumbered Overtime," which was broadcast live from the event.
The relocation of the embassy fulfills one of President Trump's key campaign promises, and validates his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Big day for Israel. Congratulations!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 14, 2018
Huckabee added that Trump "doing the right thing" was similar to his efforts with North Korea and airstrikes against Syria.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also praised the president and expressed his gratitude, and he added that the event was great for the United States and Israel's alliance.
Thank you, President Trump, for having the courage to keep your promises. Thank you, President Trump for making the alliance between Israel and the United States stronger than ever @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/GaG1NKptRz
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) May 14, 2018
Huckabee also said that the moving of the embassy plays a role in how Iran and North Korea view the United States and the Trump administration.
"They're afraid of [President Trump] and that's a good position for America to be in," he said. "I don't care if they love us. I don't care if they cheer us and applaud us."
"I want them to fear us enough that they realize [that] America will not be played as chumps anymore."
Watch more from Harris Faulkner's "Outnumbered Overtime" report from Jerusalem above.