Huckabee: Trump should replace Geithner
August 6th, 2011
11:07 AM ET
12 years ago

Huckabee: Trump should replace Geithner

Washington (CNN) – Amid calls by the GOP for Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s resignation, one Republican is offering an unorthodox choice for a potential replacement.

“Ask Donald Trump to be Treasury secretary,” Mike Huckabee said on Fox News Channel.

The former Arkansas governor elaborated: “Have Donald Trump take the job for 90 days. It’s a game changer.”

“Right now, the president needs something that is truly a game changer, and he doesn’t have that in Geithner,” Huckabee said.

Huckabee, who also hosts a weekly show on Fox, told the program’s hosts that Obama needed to make major changes in his administration to show he was serious about an economic recovery.

“He needs to go,” Huckabee said of Geithner. “President Obama needs to have him walk the plank, not necessarily because it’s going to change the White House policy, but because in politics optics in everything. And right now, the president needs to show a sense of taking command and doing things differently.”

Filed under: Donald Trump • Mike Huckabee • Tim Geithner
soundoff (54 Responses)
  1. Paul 1st

    Now I'm fully convinced that Huckabee has a bright future on late night comedy shows.

    August 6, 2011 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  2. Chedar

    Huckabee is aJOKE! so as Trump/ Is this all republican can come out with?

    August 6, 2011 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  3. Chipster

    Maybe Huckabee thinks it's a good idea to have someone handling the Treasury who has loads of experience with bankruptcies. Trump qualifies in that department. But I prefer someone who understands that the government needs to stop rewarding industries for taking our jobs offshore, hiding income so that they can avoid paying their share of the revenues the U.S. needs to be strong. Trump inherited his money and has ruined a number of investors with his shady deals. He's a con man; that's all. We don't need a con man in our Treasury Department.

    August 6, 2011 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  4. John K. G.

    Yeh, and have Goofy replace Huckabee.

    August 6, 2011 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
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