During an appearance Monday on FOX Business Networks Varney & Company program, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was asked by host Stuart Varney about Republican nominee-in-waiting's recent comments about the judge in the Trump University civil lawsuit.
Many on both sides of the political aisle have blasted Trump for his racially charged comments that focus on U.S. District Court Judge for San Diego Gonzalo P. Curiel's connections to the Hispanic advocacy group La Raza. The group promotes an open U.S. border policy and amnesty for illegals in the U.S., two issues that are in direct opposition to Trump's campaign.
But due to the sharp response from so many conservatives, Varney asked Huckabee what can be done to rein the presidential candidate in. The former 2016 presidential candidate said he didn't think that's possible, but did offer some unsolicited advice.
"He's Donald Trump. He's going to do what he's going to do," he said. "But if I were giving him advice, and he's not asked for it, but here's what it would be: Turn the focus on the fact that this is a civil case. He's under no criminal investigation like Hillary is. She's under a criminal investigation for things she did with taxpayer dollars."
Varney argued that there are many issues Trump could have attacked the presumptive Democratic nominee on, but that he instead chose to "chase down 'the Mexican judge.'" He asked Huckabee, "Is this man beyond control?"
"No, I don't think it's that. I think he's a man of great passion," he said. "If something hits him personally, he hits back personally, and I think that's what's going on."
Huckabee suggested Trump should ask liberals to defend the disparity of outcomes from high-priced liberal arts colleges, singling out Harvard University. In an example, he said two students each receive $400,000 educations; one becomes an astrophysicist and asks, "How do we get to Mars?" while the other asks "Would you like some room at the top?" while working as a barista at Starbucks.
Before he could finish his point, however, Varney suggested Huckabee was underestimating "the damage Donald Trump may be doing to himself." The former governor was given an opportunity for a rebuttal, which he used to again refute the notion that Trump University would be one of the criteria voters use in deciding who to vote for in November.
"They're concerned about their jobs, their future, their security, and they know that Hillary Clinton doesn't provide that," he said. "They believe Donald Trump will. It's going to come down to that."
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