Mike Huckabee isn’t ready to go in halfsies on a man-cave with Donald Trump just yet.
After being grilled at the GOP debate on Wednesday night, former Arkansas governor and current presidential candidate Huckabee faced another tough line of questioning in another forum: “The View.”
Appearing via satellite on the ABC talk show, Huckabee took his place on the firing line and answered the tough questions, such as: Does he have a bromance with Donald Trump?
Reminded by panelist Raven-Symone that he wore a tie from Trump’s collection, Huckabee denied a romance with his rival for the presidential nomination.
“No, not at all. Actually, it was not planned,” Huckabee said of the tie, explaining that he wore it because it’s purple, a color that his granddaughter loves.
While Huckabee won’t be planning any camping trips with Trump anytime soon, he did say that he doesn’t views the real estate mogul as an opponent, while taking a jab at the questions the candidates were asked during the CNBC debate.
“When they asked me the ridiculous question about Donald Trump, I thought, ‘I’m not going there, I’m not going to get into a spitting war with Donald Trump,” Huckabee recalled. “Those are not my enemies, those are not my opponents. We’re all trying out to be the quarterback of the team. I want to win the job because I play a better game, not because I broke the legs of all the other people who are trying out for the position.”
Asked about the bulging roster of GOP candidates, and when the tryouts might start to weed out some of the contenders, Huckabee offered a restaurant analogy.
“It seems to me that people would be delighted that Republicans have a whole buffet,” Huckabee said. “I mean, we are Golden Corral of politics today, and the Democrats are the plate lunch special — ‘You take what we serve you, hope you like it.'”