Skip To Content
BuzzFeed News Home Reporting To You

Utilizamos cookies, próprios e de terceiros, que o reconhecem e identificam como um usuário único, para garantir a melhor experiência de navegação, personalizar conteúdo e anúncios, e melhorar o desempenho do nosso site e serviços. Esses Cookies nos permitem coletar alguns dados pessoais sobre você, como sua ID exclusiva atribuída ao seu dispositivo, endereço de IP, tipo de dispositivo e navegador, conteúdos visualizados ou outras ações realizadas usando nossos serviços, país e idioma selecionados, entre outros. Para saber mais sobre nossa política de cookies, acesse link.

Caso não concorde com o uso cookies dessa forma, você deverá ajustar as configurações de seu navegador ou deixar de acessar o nosso site e serviços. Ao continuar com a navegação em nosso site, você aceita o uso de cookies.

Huckabee: "I Don't Think That Donald Trump Is A Racist," Room In GOP For Him

Huckabee plays the TRUMP card.

Posted on July 13, 2015, at 6:15 p.m. ET

PAUL J. RICHARDS / Getty Images
w.soundcloud.com

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said his party "should be welcome to hear" Donald Trump's views, that "Republicans have room in our party" for Trump, and that he does not believe Donald Trump is a racist.

"You know I've been very careful not to comment on the other candidates and I've been very honest in saying, Donald Trump doesn't need my help getting wind underneath his wings or to get publicity," the former Arkansas governor stated on American Heartland with Dr. Grace.

Huckabee said Republicans shouldn't spend time attacking each other, and that Trump will have to defend his own statements.

"It's very difficult for me to understand why Republicans spend our time beating up on other Republicans," said Huckabee. "Donald Trump has every much right to run as I do, or anyone else. He will make his statements, he will stand by his statements, and he'll defend them. I'd rather focus on my own plans and that's what I'm doing."

Huckabee added the Republican Party has room for Trump in it and they "should be welcome to hear his views." He said he didn't believe Trump was a racist.

"But I don't think that Donald Trump is a racist and I think that anybody who will say that has never been around him. He's a plain spoken guy, but I think that if you disagree with somebody, calling them a racist is sort of a way to end a legitimate and thoughtful discussion and that's unfortunate. Republicans have room in our party for Donald Trump and we should be welcome to hear his views, and if you disagree with him, well we'll disagree with him."

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.