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Mike Huckabee Responds to Criticism Over Natalie Portman, Obama Comments

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee pulled back Tuesday a bit from his comments about President Obama’s childhood and Natalie Portman's pregnancy, and blamed the criticism and backlash on the media’s portrayal of the events. On his comments regarding the president growing up in Kenya, Huckabee said they “ranged from—this guy is so dumb he doesn’t know that Barack Obama grew up in Indonesia not Kenya—all the way to the other extreme… well I can’t be both. I can’t be the dumbest guy in the room and the smartest guy in the room at the same time.” As for his comments about Oscar winner Natalie Portman's out-of-wedlock pregnancy, Huckabee said he did not bring the topic up and was only talking about her to segue into a discussion about “the economic realities of unwed mothers.”