Huckabee: If Midterms Are a 'True Referendum' on Trump, We're in Good Shape
Cites new better-than-expected jobs report.
Mike Huckabee joined Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith on "America's Newsroom" Friday to react to a Wall Street Journal op-ed that said Tuesday's November elections will be a "referendum" on President Trump.
In the piece, Daniel Henninger, deputy editor of the Journal's editorial page, wrote that progressive Democrats have repeatedly said Trump is a "threat to our democracy." He said that is the "most fake thing anyone has said in the past two years," and on Tuesday tens of millions of American voters will prove it.
Huckabee, former governor Arkansas and a Fox News contributor, agreed that if the midterms are a referendum on Trump, then the Republican Party is in good shape.
He pointed to a better-than-expected October jobs report, with 250,000 jobs added, a historically low 3.7 percent unemployment rate and notable wage growth.
"There are so many indicators that show under Donald Trump, this country's in great shape," Huckabee said. "If it's a referendum on him, we're in good shape."
He added, however, that some Republican lawmakers have not performed as well as the president, pointing out that Congress "dropped the ball" on repealing ObamaCare, building the border wall and defunding Planned Parenthood.
"I think Dan Henninger is right, but it's also in some of these districts, a referendum on individual Republicans who failed to stand with this very effective president," Huckabee said.