Huckabee: Obama Marching Israelis 'To the Door of the Oven'

Former Arkansas governor and GOP presidential hopeful calls Iran deal 'idiotic' and slams Obama's foreign policy as 'the most feckless in American history.'

Mike Huckabee in Las Vegas, July 23, 2015
Republican presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at a campaign event Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Las Vegas. AP

Former Arkansas governor and GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee blasted President Barack Obama on Saturday over the nuclear deal reached between Iran and world powers, saying that by trusting the Iranians, the president "will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven."

In an interview with Breitbart, the 59-year-old conservative television personality called Obama's foreign policy "the most feckless in American history" and dubbed the Iran deal "the most idiotic thing." "It should be rejected by both Democrats and Republicans in Congress and by the American people," he said.

Huckabee entered the race for his party's 2016 presidential nomination last May, vowing strong U.S. support for Israel and declaring "Hell will freeze over" before Iran gets a nuclear weapon.

In Saturday's interview, Huckabee urged the GOP presidential hopefuls to simplify their message to the American people, and focus on "conservatism, limited government, more local government, lower taxes, and less regulation to people who sweat through their clothes every day and have to lift heavy things to make a living.”