On Facebook, Mike Huckabee says he didn't 'slam' or 'attack' single and pregnant Natalie Portman. His remarks, he said, were about the 'statistical reality' single moms face. How are his numbers?
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Mike Huckabee wants you to know that he wasn’t criticizing actress and single person Natalie Portman when he suggested in a media interview that her pregnancy was glamorizing the idea of having children outside of marriage.
“I did not ‘slam’ or ‘attack’ Natalie Portman, nor did I criticize the hardworking single mothers in our country,” Dr. Huckabee said Friday via a statement on his Facebook page.
Possible 2012 presidential candidate Huckabee went on to say that he had talked about Portman – who is engaged to her baby’s father – in the context of discussion of his new book, “A Simple Government.”
The first chapter of that book is titled “The Most Important Form of Government is a Father, Mother, and Children.”