Huckabee: 'I Don't Think Ryan Fully Understands the Anger at Washington'
Ahead of the big meeting between Paul Ryan and Donald Trump, Mike Huckabee questioned whether the House Speaker really understands the anger of voters.
The sit-down is set for tomorrow in D.C., with Ryan saying earlier today that it will take "effort" for the party to unify after the bruising campaign.
Huckabee said on The Real Story that Trump's rise has been fueled by massive anger at people like Ryan and other establishment figures.
"I respect him. ... But I don't think he fully understands how angry people in the party are at all the people in Washington, including him," said Huckabee, naming issues like trade deals, immigration policy, Syrian refugee relocation, the Iran nuclear deal and Planned Parenthood funding.
He added that Ryan and other GOP lawmakers should try to understand, as Trump as done, the anger over these issues.
"For him to act like, well I'm gonna have to bring him to the table. No, actually I think they need to come to the table and say, 'we surrender, we obviously have messed up,'" Huckabee argued.
Huckabee recalled that many Republicans had to "suck it up" when John McCain and Mitt Romney were chosen as the nominees in 2008 and 2012, respectively.
"You have to accept that once the voters have spoken, there are gonna be some things that the nominee will stand for that you may not stand for," said Huckabee.
Watch the full interview above.