'Completely Out of Touch': Huckabee Hammers Michelle Obama Over Trump 'Hope' Comments
Mike Huckabee criticized First Lady Michelle Obama for saying that herself and other Americans now know what "not having hope feels like" in light of President-elect Donald Trump's victory.
As FoxNews.com reported, Oprah Winfrey asked Mrs. Obama whether her husband's administration attained its campaign theme of "hope" for America:
“Yes, I do. Because we feel the difference now.
See now we are feeling what not having hope feels like, you know.
Hope is necessary. It is a necessary concept.”
"With all due respect... I thought when I came up [to Washington] yesterday that I needed to take shots to make sure I don't get infected with whatever it is gets into people when they are completely out of touch with reality," Huckabee said.
Huckabee also pointed to the Dow Jones Industrial Average approaching 20,000, Trump's agreement with Carrier to keep jobs in Indiana and "a real sense of optimism" that has come about since November.
"They really need to get out more-- not to Hawaii," Huckabee said of the Obamas.
He said the First Family should speak with coal miners and service industry employees to get a true sense of the post-election feeling.
"I'm just stunned when I hear her say that," he said.