Giuliani: Huckabee would have made 'an excellent president'
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President TrumpDonald TrumpHarris stumps for McAuliffe in Virginia On The Money — Sussing out what Sinema wants Hillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — The Facebook Oversight Board is not pleased MORE's attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiGiuliani associate Lev Parnas won't testify at trial Four Seasons Total Landscaping comes full circle with MSNBC special Giuliani picks Abe Lincoln filter for attack against McAuliffe 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 Ingraham90 percent of full-time Fox Corp. employees say they're fully vaccinated: executive Texas lt. governor faces backlash after claiming unvaccinated African Americans responsible for COVID-19 surge Fox News requires employees to provide vaccination status 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 SandersTrump expected to resume rallies in June Andrew Giuliani planning run for New York governor Trump appears at Sarah Huckabee Sanders campaign event 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 RomneyTrump-backed bills on election audits, illegal voting penalties expected to die in Texas legislature The Memo: Conservatives change their tune on big government Defense & National Security — Military starts giving guidance on COVID-19 vaccine refusals 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) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel 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.