“I don’t know what they expect the president to do,” Huckabee said of Trump’s critics. “At the time he made the comment, the driver of the car had not even been identified.”

Huckabee was appearing hours after a driver plowed a group of counter-protesters before fleeing the scene. It was widely viewed as an act of domestic terrorism and Huckabee didn’t hold back in his condemnation of the act.

“I have got a special repulsion to white supremacists and it’s part because I’m white, it’s part because I have seen this evil and hateful attitude that elevates some people above others,” said Huckabee, the father of Trump’s White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.