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Mike Huckabee to Media: Honoring Maxine Waters with ‘National Leadership Award’ ‘Might Be’ Why ‘Americans Don’t Trust You’

Michael Morris
By Michael Morris | September 17, 2018 | 10:22 AM EDT

Former Arkansas Gov. and two-time Republican presidential primary candidate Mike Huckabee (left) and California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (right) (Screenshots)

Former Arkansas governor and two-time Republican presidential primary candidate Mike Huckabee took to his Twitter page on Sunday, blasting the media for honoring California Democratic Representative Maxine Waters with the “National Leadership Award” and suggesting that this “might be” why “Americans don’t trust” the media.

“Memo to media: If you wonder why so many Americans don’t trust you, this might be a clue,” stated former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in a tweet. “Did you give Maxine Waters her award because she called for public harassment of Republicans?”

Huckabee’s comments stem from a piece in The American Mirror that reported on the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s decision to honor California Rep. Maxine Waters with the “National Leadership Award” on Friday. The American Mirror piece sites Diversity Inc. as its source for the information.

In accepting the leadership award, Maxine Waters noted her distaste for President Donald Trump, saying the following:

“It is no secret that – as was said by [indiscernible], the president doesn’t like me and I don’t like him either. And I want you to know that I didn’t just get started, I knew that this president should not be in the White House when I saw him and the way he conducted himself in the primary campaign.”

“No, I don’t like him,” continued Congressman Maxine Waters to applause and cheers from the audience later in her speech. “Yes, I’ve worked against him. No, I didn’t go to his inauguration. No, I didn’t go to the State of the Union. No, I do not go to the White House. No … [indiscernible]. All I want from him and about him is to be impeached and get him out of the White House.”

Back in June, Rep. Maxine Waters called on the public to resist Trump officials, to “get out” and “create a crowd” and “push back on them [Trump Cabinet members],” and “tell them they’re not welcome, anymore, anywhere.”

As reported on Fox News, Judicial Watch head Tom Fitton suggested the following about Rep. Waters remarks, “When you’re out there ... inciting mob violence against sitting Trump Cabinet members, that doesn’t obviously reflect credibly on the House.”

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