Huckabee slams Obama's parenting over closeness with Beyonce
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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) is questioning President Obama’s parenting style, saying he doesn’t understand how he and wife Michelle “don’t see anything that might not be suitable for either a preteen or a teen in some of the lyrical content and choreography of Beyonce, who has sort of a regular key to the door” of the White House. 

The potential 2016 presidential candidate, who made a White House bid in 2008, made the remarks in an interview with People magazine about his new book, God, Guns, Grits and Gravy.

Huckabee, 59, calls the Obamas “excellent and exemplary parents in many ways” to 16-year-old Malia and 13-year-old Sasha.

“That’s the whole point,” Huckabee says of the commander in chief and his wife, who launched her anti-childhood obesity "Let's Move!" campaign in 2010. “I don’t understand how on one hand they can be such doting parents and so careful about the intake of everything — how much broccoli they eat and they go to school and making sure they’re kind of sheltered and shielded from so many things” but allow their daughters to listen to the “Drunk in Love” singer’s music. 

Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaBudowsky: End the DNC malpractice George H.W. Bush in intensive care Michelle Obama congratulates duke and duchess of Cambridge on royal baby MORE and Beyonce, who has a 3-year-old daughter with husband, rapper Jay-Z, have expressed a mutual admiration for one another over the years. In a 2012 open letter, Beyonce, a performer at the president’s 2013 inauguration, wrote to the first lady, “I am proud to have my daughter grow up in a world where she has people like you to look up to.” 

Michelle Obama praised the entertainer in a Twitter post the next day, writing, “Thank you for the beautiful letter and for being a role model who kids everywhere can look up to.” 

In his book, Huckabee rails against the 33-year-old chart-topper, calling Beyonce’s song lyrics “obnoxious and toxic mental poison.” He writes her dance moves are “best left for the privacy of her bedroom.”