Fox host: "One man's nativist is another man's Americanist or patriot"

Fox host: "One man's nativist is another man's Americanist or patriot"

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From the July 31 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Meanwhile, Sen. Jeff Flake, the Republican senator from the great state of Arizona, he has been very critical of the Republican Party and of this president. 

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MIKE HUCKABEE: Well, look, Sen. Flake's entitled to his view. He's been a never-Trumper from the beginning, so his views are not that cloaked. But here's my question to him: If the Republican Party is only going to be concerned about making sure that economic prosperity exists for the people at the top, then that's a Republican Party that a lot of us don't want anything to do with. If the Republican Party doesn't have a sense of making sure that workers throughout the work spectrum, including those in the middle and at the bottom, are getting a decent wage, then that's not a Republican Party that most of us can support. This elitism on the part of the party, that's what's been rejected by many of us Republicans. And I'm a Republican, but I don't want any part of this idea that we're going to just become globalists and we're going to forget that ultimately our duty is to the United States of America and its tax-paying citizens. 

PETE HEGSETH (CO-HOST): Well governor, to Sen. Flake, that makes you a nativist. 

HUCKABEE: That's fine. Call me whatever he wants -- then he's a globalist, and we'll make that decision. But I think the voters of America made the decision that we'd rather be America first than we had globe first because that whole globalist idea is making a handful of people filthy rich and it's making a whole bunch of Americans filthy poor. 

HEGSETH: That's right. One man's nativist is another man's Americanist or patriot. Who knows.

Previously:

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Pete Hegseth, Mike Huckabee
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FOX & Friends
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