Huckabee on Holocaust Remark: I Was Using the Words the Iranian Leaders Have Used

‘This the leader of the country who says things like we have developed missiles and we’re going to deliver to Israel a holocaust’

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CROWD CHANTING: “[Death to America! Death to Israel! Death to Britain! Death to America! Death to Israel! Death to Britain!]”

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HANNITY: “Here with reaction, 2016 Republican presidential candidate, former governor of the great state of Arkansas, former radio host -- I don't know if that's means anything. Governor, how are you? Good to see you.”

HUCKABEE: “Hey, I'm doing great, Sean.”

HANNITY: “Thanks so much for being with us.”

HUCKABEE: “It's a pleasure to be with you. Thank you.”

HANNITY: “I applaud what you are saying because this is what I believe. I believe that radical Islamic mullahs in Iran that chant "Death to America," have repeatedly said they want to wipe Israel off the map, number one state sponsor of terror.”


HANNITY: “If we marry them to nuclear weapons, we risk a modern-day Holocaust! That's a fact! Why is that controversial?”

HUCKABEE: “Well, it shouldn't be. And I'm using the words that the Iranian leaders themselves have aid. This is not some blogger sitting in his parents' basement in Pajamas in Tehran. This is the leader of a country who says things like, We have developed missiles, and we're going to deliver Israel to a Holocaust. Their words. This is the same government that says, We will wipe them off the map. This same government says, We're so glad that Israel is in one place. We don't have to chase them all over the world. We can just find one place. And Israel has been called a "one bomb country," meaning that one bomb would incinerate the entire nation!”

HANNITY: “That is a scary scenario.”

HUCKABEE: “Yes, it is.”

HANNITY: “I wrote a book, ‘Deliver Us From Evil.’ In the last century, 100 million human beings slaughtered on the face of this earth, Nazism, fascism, imperial Japan, communism. Let me play what Hillary Clinton said about you today and get your reaction.”

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CLINTON: “I was very pleased today to see Israel's ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Dermer, take a strong stand against Mr. Huckabee's comments. This went over the line, and Ambassador Dermer made that very clear. And it was not appropriate. And I responded as I did yesterday. I will underline that again today.”

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HANNITY: “I'd to interview Ambassador Dermer because he knows the danger of radical mullahs with nuclear weapons. He knows it well.”

HUCKABEE: “I know Ron Dermer very well. I've known him since he was chief of staff in Netanyahu's office. I've known him as the ambassador. Look, he's being a diplomat. He's got to -- he's got to do that. But I'm telling you, Sean, overwhelmingly, the support from people who understand what I said and why I said it -- it's been incredibly positive.

I was with a group of Jewish friends last night in New York, several Holocaust survivors and families thereof, and they were grateful that someone told the truth. Now, I've been to Auschwitz three times, Sean. One of the things that I swore to God when I was at Auschwitz, that I would not stand by and ever let it happen again that people would be just rounded up and murdered systemically because they were Jews.”

HANNITY: “All right, I want to play a tape for you. Hillary's husband swore that, Oh, North Korea wasn't going to get a bomb.”

HUCKABEE: “Right.”

HANNITY: “He paved the way for it! We heard the term "Peace with honor, peace in our time," Neville Chamberlain.”

HUCKABEE: “Neville Chamberlain.”

HANNITY: “Here's a tape I want you to respond to. Watch this.”

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CHAMBERLAIN: “The settlement of the Czechoslovakian problem which has now been achieved is, in my view, only the prelude to a larger settlement in which all Europe may find peace.”

OBAMA: “This deal demonstrates that American diplomacy can bring about real and meaningful change, change that makes our country and the world safer and more secure.”

CHAMBERLAIN: “We are determined to continue our efforts to remove possible sources of difference and thus to continue to assure the peace of Europe.”

OBAMA: “Today's announcement marks one more chapter in this pursuit of a safer and more helpful -- more hopeful world.”

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HANNITY: “Governor, I believe history will prove this deal with Iran is worse than Munich, 1938. I pray I'm wrong. Am I wrong?”

HUCKABEE: “You're not wrong. You're right, and in part because it took an incredible apparatus to build the structure to murder people one at a time or several hundred at a time, 10,000 a day in Auschwitz. With one nuclear device, several million people in a day murdered and killed. And I think we underestimate the radical nature of these animals who run Iran –“

HANNITY: “What is wrong with Obama? I get them. I don't get Obama.”

HUCKABEE: “We saw Chamberlain before, and it took a Churchill to help get us out. When that speech was made, after it Churchill said there was a choice between war and dishonor, and they chose dishonor. I think there's another choice other than war. I don't believe that that's the only choice we have. But anything is better than allowing these terrorists to have nuclear capacity.”

HANNITY: We need blood, toils, tears and sweat. We'll fight in the hills -- all right.”

HUCKABEE: “That's pretty good.”

HANNITY: “Not bad, right?”

HUCKABEE: “The Oscar goes to Sean Hannity. Good performance.”

HANNITY: “I wish it was about a less serious topic. Good to see you, governor.”

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