Huckabee to Rand Paul: When You Run For President, 'This is the Big Leagues'
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee appeared on "Fox and Friends" to weigh in on several topics, including the media's coverage of presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and terrorism.
Paul clashed with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie during an interview yesterday when she asked him about his changing foreign policy views.
He explained to Megyn Kelly last night on "The Kelly File" that interviews can be "difficult" and said that he can’t see reporters when he’s being interviewed remotely.
“I do lose my cool, and I do lose my temper sometimes, and I should be better at that, but the thing is you don’t get any visual clues,” Paul said.
This morning, Huckabee weighed in stating that he thinks the interview questions Guthrie asked Paul were "fair."
"When you're running for president, all is fair in love and war," Huckabee said. "This is war. This is the big leagues. You're going to have to expect that you're going to have a lot of fast balls that are going to be aimed right at your nose. And how you handle them is part of the process. It's part of the game if you will."
"Any question is fair, it's how you handle it," he added. "It's like the pitcher can throw what he wants. The question is, can you put it in the third deck or do you rush mound and take the pitcher on? You have the choice and part of the game is deciding how to handle it."
Huckabee said that if someone being interviewed on TV is coming across harsh or unwilling to answer the question, the viewers at home will see it as the person running away.
He also discussed a video that he recently released, where he demonstrates how terrorism should be dealt with by using a snake.
"I think people need to understand that you can't sit down and reason with radical Islamic terrorists," Huckabee explained on why he made the video. "There's no reasoning to be had. And the idea that we're going to have a cup of tea, we're going to make nice, they're going to understand and we're going to get in their heads, or as Marie Harf once said we're going to try to help them find jobs...That's nonsense."
He said that "we have to recognize the danger for what it is and cut its head off before it bites us," he added. "It's really that simple."
Watch the video above to hear more.
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