Democrats have decided to dig in their heels to engage in "total resistance" against anything President Donald Trump does, and that includes his upcoming Supreme Court nominee, former Gov. Mike Huckabee said Monday.
"I think he could name Jesus Christ and he would still have a fight," Huckabee told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" anchor Bill Hemmer. "This is not about who he appoints or what he does. This is about what the Democrats have decided to dig in their heels and to engage in what they are calling total resistance. Resist everything."
He thinks, though, that the opposition, including on Trump's immigration order, will backfire on Democrats, because Americans would rather keep the country safe.
"I think people would rather see a few folks, 109 inconvenienced for a few hours, than if they had to see a long line of body bags and toe tags from people killed by terrorism," Huckabee said. "We don't want to become like the rest of the world, specifically Europe."
Meanwhile, Huckabee said the travel ban signed as an executive order on Friday "didn't ban people from seven countries," as they are not named in Trump's document specifically, and said the seven countries listed were actually from a list from the Obama administration that named the countries of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Ethiopia, Sudan, Libya, and Somalia as being countries of concern.
According to CNN, the ban expands on the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015, which says people from the seven countries were no longer eligible to travel or be admitted to the United States under the existing Visa Waiver Program, but did not ban travel into the country for all entering from those countries.
"The only country mentioned is Syria," said Huckabee of Trump's document, complaining that he does not know if Sen. John McCain, who told NBC's "Meet the Press" show Sunday that the ban will fuel ISIS recruitment activities, read the full text.
"Sen. McCain probably voted for this order that did name seven countries in 2015 and reiterated in 2016," said Huckabee. "This whole thing is a speed bump not a stop sign. But it is based on something the previous administration did. It is just that President Trump is getting a lot more attention for it particularly from all the folks who are shedding big crocodile tears on the award shows out of Hollywood."
Huckabee said he also agrees with the Trump administration's call to implement the ban immediately.
"If you said in another seven days we'll implement a policy, for seven days you'll have people flooding the borders and doing everything they can to get in, saying the window is closing," said Huckabee. "The only way to implement something like this and be serious about it is to do it quickly and abruptly. That's what the president did."
The ban also does not constitute prohibitions against Muslims, said Huckabee.
"I think it's almost like a collaboration between a very ignorant or deliberately lazy media that doesn't look into the facts before they report them, and people on the left who would say if Donald Trump walked across water, they would say Donald Trump can't swim," said Huckabee. "They will never find anything good about what he does."
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