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Huckabee: ‘Response from Jewish People Has Been Overwhelmingly Positive’

On Tuesday’s broadcast of NBC’s “Today,” former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR), a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, continued to double down on his controversial remarks from over the weekend, in which he used a Holocaust analogy to condemn President Barack Obama for the U.S. government’s role in a nuclear deal with Iran.

“The response from Jewish people has been overwhelmingly positive,” Huckabee said. “The response from Holocaust survivors, from children of Holocaust supporters. Last night I was in an event, I was probably one of four gentiles in the entire event, people were overwhelmingly supportive.”

Huckabee went on to deny this was an effort to steal some of the spotlight away from Donald Trump.

“No, there’s not” Huckabee said when asked if he and the other candidates were “saying anything right now simply to be heard over the roar of Donald Trump.”

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