White House reporter April Ryan followed up on Chief of Staff Ret. Gen. John Kelly saying lack of ability to compromise sparked the Civil War.
"Compromise. The issue of compromise. What is the definition of compromise as it relates to slavery and the Civil War?" Ryan asked.
"Look, I'm not going to get in and relitigate the Civil War like I told you yesterday. I think I've addressed the concerns that a lot of people had and the questions that you had. I'm not going to relitigate history here," Huckabee told Ryan, a reporter for 'American Urban Radio Networks.'
"I'm asking a question, Sarah, seriously," Ryan said. "The question is, does this administration believe, does the president believe slavery was wrong? And before you answer, Mary Frances Berry, a historian, said in 1860 there was a compromise. The compromise was to have Southern states keep slavery but the Confederacy fired on Fort Sumter that caused the Civil War. And because of the Civil War, what happened? The North won."
"I think it is disgusting and absurd to suggest that anyone inside of this building would support slavery," Huckabee replied before moving on.