GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee distanced himself from fellow candidate Donald Trump’s statements about Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Saturday.
“I said very clearly John McCain is a hero — Donald Trump will need to determine whether that’s a statement he needs to walk back,” Huckabee told a news conference, saying that he continues to speak only for himself.
Reporters also questioned Huckabee about Trump’s popularity, since the real estate mogul has rocketed to number one in recent polls.
“I’m having a hard time understanding why I don’t have 97 percent in the polls right now,” Huckabee quipped, saying he’ll focus on his campaign and not on Trump.
Huckabee added that the polls will continue to fluctuate.
“You guys are giving him so much attention — give me a little bit of the love,” Huckabee joked to the press.
The crowd at the Family Leadership Summit certainly did. Huckabee got four standing ovations — the most for any candidate so far.