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Mike Huckabee: My sketchy medical infomercials show why ‘I’m going to be a heck of a good president’

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Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said on Sunday that he was proud that his company had helped to sell Bible-based cancer cures and sketchy programs to “reverse” diabetes.

As The New York Times reported earlier this year, Huckabee had raised funds pushing dubious diabetes treatments and cancer cures prior to announcing his 2016 presidential run. But “the American Diabetes Association and the Canadian Diabetes Association caution against treatments like the one peddled by the company Mr. Huckabee represents,” the paper noted.

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On Sunday, the Republican candidate insisted to CBS host Bob Schieffer that the diabetes treatment had been “about the healthy eating, watching the kinds of foods one takes in.”

“You know, I don’t have to defend everything that I’ve ever done,” Huckabee shrugged. “I’m not doing those infomercials obviously now as a candidate for president.”

“But if that’s worse thing that somebody can say to me, that I advocated for people that have diabetes, to do something to reverse and stop the incredible pain of that then I’m going to be a heck of a good president.”

“I have diabetes,” Schieffer pointed out. “But you were also selling pills of some sort, were you not?”

“No, no! That’s a misnomer,” Huckabee insisted. “One of the elements of the plan was dietary supplements, but it’s not the fundamental thing. The fundamental thing is always, as you and I both know, it’s exercise, it’s good eating habits, it’s maintaining sugar levels. It’s not eating a bunch of junk food.”

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Watch the video below from CBS’ Face the Nation, broadcast May 10, 2015.


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McEnany claims to not have ‘exact details’ on Roger Stone clemency after federal judge orders review

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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Monday claimed to not have "exact details" President Donald Trump's order to commute Roger Stone's sentence.

At a press briefing, McEnany was asked about a federal judge's demand to see Trump's order of clemency for Stone because there are questions about how it was crafted.

"I don't, um, have the exact details on that," McEnany insisted. "The Roger Stone clemency was a very important moment for justice. You had a completely bogus Russia witch hunt that found nothing and in order to justify the waste of taxpayers dollars."

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Ex-RNC head laughs and ridicules Trump for falling flat on his face in his war with Fauci

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Appearing on MSNBC with host Ayman Mohyeldin, former Republican National Committee head Michael Steele burst out laughing and mocked Donald Trump over the White House's attempt to smear Dr. Anthony Fauci, saying it would likely boost the doctor's credibility and drag the president down even further.

Reacting to an NBC report that the Trump White House has created a tip sheet for reporters built to damage the top health official's reputation -- only for the press to instead focus on the fact that the White House is attempting to deflect responsibility for botching the COVID-19 health crisis -- Steele said Trump is losing the public relations war.

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The View’s Meghan McCain erupts over criticism of the GOP — until Whoopi Goldberg finally cuts her off

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"The View" host Whoopi Goldberg threatened to go to commercial break if Meghan McCain and Joy Behar didn't stop arguing.

The disagreement started in Monday's opening segment, when Behar claimed Republicans didn't care about education and McCain objected to the broad-brush criticism of her political party, and then bled into the second segment.

"I want to make one thing clear," Behar said, during a discussion of the White House turning on Dr. Anthony Fauci. "When I speak about Republicans, Meghan, I'm talking about the leadership in Congress, I'm not talking about the run-of-the-mill Republican voter. So do not say that to me again, okay?"

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