The Note: Mike Huckabee Steals The Spotlight From Trump
--WHAT HUCKABEE IS SAYING: Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee evoked imagery of Nazi death camps when discussing the deal over Iran's nuclear program over the weekend, saying President Barack Obama "would take the Israelis and basically march them to the door of the oven." Huckabee stood by his comments in an interview this morning with NBC News, saying Jews have been "overwhelmingly supportive" of his comment, ABC's BEN GITTLESON reports. "The response from Jewish people has been overwhelmingly positive. The response from Holocaust survivors, from the children of Holocaust survivors," he said. "We need to use strong words when people make strong threats against an entire group of people, as the Iranians have made toward the Jews."
--WHAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE SAYING: Yesterday President Obama said in a news conference from Ethiopia that Huckabee's comments are part of a pattern "that would be considered ridiculous if it weren't so sad." "Maybe this is just an...
The Note: A Weekend Of Attacks On The Trail
-- HILLARY CLINTON CALLS OUT GOP CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS: Hillary Clinton yesterday attacked the Republican presidential contenders who deny "the settled science of climate change" and laid out two renewable power goals in a new video that outlines part of her plan to tackle global warming, ABC's LIZ KREUTZ reports. "It's hard to believe there are people running for president who still refuse to accept the settled science of climate change, who would rather remind us they're not scientists than listen to those who are," Clinton narrates over a graphic that shows quotes from Republican presidential candidates, including Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and Donald Trump. "You don't have to be scientist to take on this urgent challenge that threatens us all. You just have to be willing to act," she continues.
--DONALD TRUMP ON SCOTT WALKER: 'FINALLY, I CAN ATTACK': Donald Trump came under fire all week for questioning John McCain's status as a war hero and for giving out Lindsey...
Watch: President Obama Wades into GOP Politics From Abroad
While in Ethiopia, President Obama hit back on criticism of his Iran deal by Mike Huckabee, and took Donald Trump to task on his comments on John McCain. ABC's Matt Dowd breaks down the political implications.
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The president is heading to Kenya, the birthplace of his late father, where he is expected to meet with family members. President Obama is the first sitting president to visit those African nations.