Heilemann: Huckabee’s Obama-From-Kenya Statement Either ‘Sketch Comedy’ or ‘Grotesque Pandering’


Yesterday, potential presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee disappointed us by insisting that Barack Obama grew up in Kenya (he did not) and used that fallacy to try to explain some of the president’s worldviews. Today on Morning Joe, the team pondered these statements along with their guest, New York columnist John Heilemann. Heilemann wondered whether Huckabee was performing “sketch comedy” or it was just “grotesque pandering to the most nincompoopish and pernicious elements of the Republican base.” Watch.