In an appearance on Fox News, Mike Huckabee excused Donald Trump’s “nasty woman” remark because Trump is a “tough New Yorker.”
Fox host Martha Maccallum asked Huckabee this: “You know, another moment that got a lot of attention was right at the end when Hillary Clinton was making what became the final comment, and he said under his breath but loud enough so everybody could hear, ‘nasty woman.’ Was that a good idea given what he has been confronting in the polls with women?”
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Huckabee admitted it was “not a great idea.” Then he said this:
I have to constantly remind myself that Donald Trump grew up in Queens. He’s kind of a street fighter. He’s just a classic sort of New York tough guy. For those of us who grew up in the South where southern gentility still means something, you know, the handshake would have been nice, maybe a nice smile here and there. But look, this was a fight to the finish last night. He said what he thinks.
For the record, Trump is from a diversity-challenged and definitely affluent area of Queens where he attended a posh private academy before going off to military school and completed an undergraduate degree at an Ivy League school.
Here is a picture of the stately childhood home where “street fighter” Trump grew up: