Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who was never a factor in the 2016 presidential race, prompted a flurry of immediate responses on Thursday when he blasted those in the GOP who don’t support Donald Trump, telling them to leave the party.
As Mediaite reported, on Thursday Huckabee offered on Fox’s America’s Newsroom: “When we nominated people over the past several election cycles, some of us had heartburn, but we stepped up and supported the nominee.” Huckabee told those who wouldn’t support Trump to leave the party, “This isn’t Burger King. This is an election. And you don’t get it all the time just like you want it. You’re either on the team, or you’re not on the team.”
On Wednesday, Huckabee had ripped Never Trumpers, stating, “The dirty little secret is that the Never Trump movement was more about providing high dollar work for the political consultants than stopping the disaster of an Obama third term which is the result of electing Hillary Clinton.”
Huckabee also hilariously claimed, “We will go to Cleveland with a presumptive nominee, and we will realize that whatever squabbles we have among people in the GOP, it’s nothing compared to the chasm between us and the socialist, big government approach of the Democrats.”
That was before Trump said he’d consider raising the minimum wage to $15 to join with his other big government positions.
But on Thursday, after Huckabee told Never Trumpers to leave, response came fast and furious, as Twitter came alive with responses: