Giuliani: Huckabee would have made 'an excellent president'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpA better VA, with mental health services, is essential for America's veterans Pelosi, Nadler tangle on impeachment, contempt vote Trump arrives in Japan to kick off 4-day state visit MORE's attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiGiuliani meets with former Ukrainian diplomat to get info on Dems Facebook says it will not remove doctored Pelosi video Schiff goes after Barr: He lacks Giuliani's 'good looks and general likability' 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 IngrahamIngraham fires back at 'Pope Pete' Buttigieg for 'mild-mannered extremism' New York Times reporter: Warren's anti-Fox News argument 'tiptoes dangerously close to deplorables' Fox's Kilmeade slams Buttigieg for criticism of network hosts during town hall MORE.

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"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 SandersLive coverage: House panel moves forward with Barr contempt vote Mueller's facts vs Trump's spin Trump says he was called 'the greatest hostage negotiator this country has ever had' 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 RomneyClimate change is a GOP issue, too On The Money: Senate passes disaster aid bill after deal with Trump | Trump to offer B aid package for farmers | House votes to boost retirement savings | Study says new tariffs to double costs for consumers Senate passes disaster aid bill after deal with Trump 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 MuellerThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump orders more troops to Mideast amid Iran tensions Trump: Democrats just want Mueller to testify for a 'do-over' Graham: Mueller investigation a 'political rectal exam' 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.