Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee believes President Trump is being criticized too harshly for his refusal to single out white supremacists in a statement denouncing violence at a rally Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.
Huckabee said on "Fox and Friends" Sunday a lot of the criticism comes from the left and people who can't accept that Trump is president. He added Trump was clear in condemning the violence on Saturday.
Trump ignited anger from both Republicans and Democrats by not mentioning white supremacists responsible for violence including one incident where a 20-year-old named James Fields allegedly drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters to the white supremacy rally. The incident left one person dead and 19 injured.
"If Donald Trump has suddenly jumped on Marine One … down to Charlottesville, walked into the jail where the young man was being held, shot him between the eyes, I guarantee you people said he didn't use the right caliber bullet," Huckabee said.
He added some people "cannot get over the fact he is president."
Trump was "explicitly clear in condemning what happened and the fact was he will never satisfy those who hate his every word," Huckabee said.