Huckabee Reassures Evangelicals That Trump Shares Their Beliefs

Aug 11, 2016

File photo of former Gov. Mike Huckabee at the Arkansas State Capitol after registering to run for president on Nov. 2, 2015.
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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee reassured evangelicals Thursday that Donald Trump shares their beliefs.

Huckabee spoke before Trump at the American Renewal Project's Pastors and Pews event. It's a gathering of evangelical pastors and church leaders in Orlando, Fla.

Huckabee, an ordained Southern Baptist minister, said he gets asked whether Trump is "one of us." He said Trump may not sit in the front of a church every Sunday or be loud about his faith. But Huckabee said that just because "some people will eat their soup a little louder than others" doesn't make the soup taste better.

Huckabee said he wouldn't be supporting Trump if Trump didn't oppose abortion.