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As Mike Huckabee’s comments and actions get crazier, his campaign fundraising dries up

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Unlike many GOP presidential candidates who have had difficulty getting any traction at all as billionaire businessman Donald Trump hogs the national spotlight, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has had no problem drawing attention by making a series of outrageous comments and attaching himself to anti-gay Kentucky County clerk Kim Davis.

While his actions and comments have garnered him headlines, campaign contributions have dried up for Huckabee as the smart money goes looking for viable candidates who show more of a pulse in the polls.

According to The Hill, Huckabee reported a paltry $1.24 million in contributions for the last reporting period — the lowest of any candidate who appeared on the prime time GOP debates and not the so-called “kid’s table” undercard.

For comparison’s sake, the campaign of Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT-I) reported a $1.4 million haul in less than eight hours after the Democratic debate earlier this week.

Huckabee’s  latest fundraising figures show that the ultra conservative candidate spent about $100,000 more than he brought in, leaving him with $761,000 on hand, far less than he needs to mount any type of viable challenge.

According to GOP strategist Ford O’Connell, “Donors want to back the winner and it’s becoming completely clear who the winners are likely to be.”

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That doesn’t appear to be Huckabee who currently sits in seventh place with 3 percent of the vote according to the Real Clear Politics polling average.

Huckabee’s numbers in must-win Iowa also place him in seventh place — a poor showing for a conservative Christian in a state with a strong evangelical base.

“It’s horrible for Huckabee…if he doesn’t win Iowa he is dead in the water,” O’Connell explained.

The past few months for Huckabee have been tumultuous due to his association to television’s Duggar family and their disgraced son Josh who admitted to molesting several of his sisters as a teen.  Huckabee also strongly embraced Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis whose refusal to do her job and issue marriage license to same-sex couple saw her jailed by a Republican judge.

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In recent days Huckabee posted a racist tweet on Twitter — comparing Asians to dog eaters — and agreed that jailhouse prisoners should be sold as slaves to pay off their debts.

Huckabee has also pressed the notion that the Supreme Court is not the final arbiter of our nation’s laws, saying the President should obey the “Supreme Being” instead.

The Arkansas Republican even took time out to play the Nazi card, saying President Obama’s deal with Iran would “take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven,” a comment that was widely criticized, including by the Israeli government.

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Trump angrily demands newspaper reveal unnamed sources behind bombshell report on his Russia policy

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President Donald Trump on Monday evening again lashed out at The New York Times for reporting on his Russia policy.

"The story in The New York Times about the U.S. escalating attacks on Russia’s power grid is fake news, and the failing New York Times knows it," Trump argued in a tweet sent after 10 p.m.

"They should immediately release their sources which, if they exist at all, which I doubt, are phony," he continued.

"Times must be held fully accountable," he demanded.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1140804748423118848

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Trump seethes and calls Fox ‘fake news’ after seeing a story that made him mad

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Trouble appears to be brewing between President Donald Trump and the cable news station he loves: Fox News.

In a tweet Monday night, the president lashed out at the network over its polling and called it “fake news’ — an epithet he usually reserves for mainstream outlets:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1140768516288782336?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Media Matters for America Senior Fellow Matthew Gertz, who has previously noted that Trump appears to record news segments and watch them a few hours later, suggested that the president appeared to be reacting to an earlier segment from Special Report with Bret Baier. The segment showed that, even according to Fox News’ polling, Trump trails every single leading candidate in the Democratic field in head-to-head matchups.

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BUSTED: Trump’s DOJ intervened to keep Paul Manafort from being imprisoned at Rikers Island

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President Donald Trump's Department of Justice intervened to keep his former campaign chairman out of jail, The New York Times reported Monday.

Manafort had been expected to be moved to the Rikers Island jail complex.

"But last week, Manhattan prosecutors were surprised to receive a letter from the second-highest law enforcement official in the country inquiring about Mr. Manafort’s case. The letter, from Jeffrey A. Rosen, Attorney General William P. Barr’s new top deputy, indicated that he was monitoring where Mr. Manafort would be held in New York," the newspaper reported.

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