Giuliani: Huckabee would have made 'an excellent president'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpFacebook releases audit on conservative bias claims Harry Reid: 'Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the list' Recessions happen when presidents overlook key problems MORE's attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiTrump retweets baby elephant video Epstein death sparks questions for federal government Booker, Biden's 'Kool-Aid' exchange was second debate's top-tweeted moment MORE praised former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Wednesday, saying that the former two-time White House contender would have been "an excellent President."

Giuliani made the comment on Twitter ahead of his appearance Wednesday evening on Fox News, where he is set to be interviewed by Huckabee, now a Fox News contributor, who is subbing in for network host Laura IngrahamLaura Anne IngrahamChris Wallace becomes Trump era's 'equal opportunity inquisitor' Trump retweets baby elephant video Fox News closes out July as most-watched cable network for 37th straight month MORE.


"He is one of the most honorable men I’ve met in politics," Giuliani wrote of Huckabee. "He would have made an excellent President. And is performing a vital role now."

Huckabee, who is also the father of White House press secretary Sarah HuckabeeSarah Elizabeth SandersApril Ryan's bodyguard issued summons over alleged assault of local journalist Sarah Sanders: Democrats should 'quit lying and do their jobs' Biden pledges return to daily press briefings as president MORE Sanders, tweeted saying he would be guest-hosting Ingraham's show on Wednesday.

Giuliani's praise of Huckabee also comes days after the former governor slammed Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyA US-UK free trade agreement can hold the Kremlin to account Ex-CIA chief worries campaigns falling short on cybersecurity Overnight Defense: US, Russia tensions grow over nuclear arms | Highlights from Esper's Asia trip | Trump strikes neutral tone on Hong Kong protests | General orders ethics review of special forces MORE (R-Utah), the Republican Party's presidential nominee in 2012, following Romney's criticism of President Trump in the wake of the release of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerMueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony MORE's report.

Romney tweeted Friday saying he was "sickened" by President Trump's behavior as it was described in the partially-redacted special counsel report. Huckabee fired back, saying it made him "sick" that Romney could have been the president

"Know what makes me sick, Mitt? Not how disingenuous you were to take @realDonaldTrump $$ and then 4 yrs later jealously trash him & then love him again when you begged to be Sec of State, but makes me sick that you got GOP nomination and could have been @POTUS," Huckabee tweeted.

Huckabee, Romney and Giuliani all ran unsuccessfully for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination. Huckabee ran again in 2016.