Huckabee To Fox Viewers: 72-Year-Old Trump Has ‘The Vigor Of Somebody Who’s About 32’

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee blamed the “unprecedented” turnover in the Trump administration on exhausted aides who can’t keep up with the president’s stamina and vigor.

The 63-year-old father of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked by Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo what he makes of the number of people hired and fired from top White House positions.

“We just looked at this chart of all of the changes in the Trump administration,” Bartiromo said, pointing to a 35-person chart showing how many people had either been fired, resigned or otherwise forced out of the Trump administration in the past 14 months of his presidency. “Does it feel like it’s higher than typical or do you think this is sort of par for the course?”




“Just this weekend, President Trump announced Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will be out by the end of the year,” Bartiromo said. “[John] Kelly and Zinke join a long list of Trump administration resignations and firings… We just looked at this chart of all of the changes in the Trump administration. Does it feel like it’s higher than typical or do you think this is sort of par for the course?”

“I think it may be a little higher than normal but there’s always transitions going on in the White House staff,” Huckabee began.





“More so in this case for two reasons,” he continued. “One, this is a tough president to work for, and not because he’s a difficult person individually, but he is very demanding and very few people can keep up with him. He may be 72 years old but he’s got the vigor of somebody who’s about 32 years old.”

“And he absolutely is just without the capacity of exhaustion,” Huckabee added. “I’ve been with him on the campaign trail and was shocked at his stamina. That’s part of it.”

“The other part is that this is a White House under siege, it’s attacked by the Democratic Party, it’s attacked by virtually every political operative in the nation, and it’s especially attacked by members of the press. So it makes doing a job very difficult because of all the distractions. And I think people just grow weary of it.”