All of the Republican candidates are railing against the deal with Iran, though none of them have tried to make a specific or coherent argument against it. So what does a candidate do when they can’t get any traction in the race? Mike Huckabee goes full Godwin over it:
In a wide ranging interview with Breitbart editor-in-chief Alexander Marlow, the former Arkansas governor left no doubt about how he feels about the president and his foreign policies, calling them “feckless,” before dropping the inflammatory bombshell “oven” comment invoking Nazi concentration camps and the “Final Solution.”
“This president’s foreign policy is the most feckless in American history. It is so naive that he would trust the Iranians,” Huckabee said. “By doing so, he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven. This is the most idiotic thing — this Iran deal. It should be rejected by both Democrats and Republicans in Congress and by the American people. I read the whole deal. We gave away the whole store. It’s got to be stopped.”
You know who else used wild exaggerations and hyperbole to fuel his political career? Hitler. #BOOM
Donald Trump apparently agrees with him:
On Monday, Michael Cohen, campaign manager for Republican 2016 front-runner Donald Trump said on CNN that he agrees with Huckabee’s assessment that the current U.S. nuclear deal with Iran “will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.”
Cohen — who serves as “special counsel to Donald Trump” — was a guest on CNN’s New Day with Chris Cuomo.
“Does Donald Trump think it was wrong and offensive?” Cuomo asked, about the governor’s choice of metaphor.
“I don’t think so,” Cohen replied. “I think what he’s really trying to say here is that we’re really in a bad place.”
“He’s okay with these words?” said Cuomo. “‘March Israelis to the door of the oven?’”
“Because we’ve been there,” Cohen said. “My father was a Holocaust survivor and I can tell you, there’s that old statement, ‘Never again.’ What Trump is trying to say is that a nuclear Iran is the destruction of this world.”
The destruction of the world! The entire world, people! The only question is which will destroy the world first, the Iran deal or gay marriage?