Huckabee: You can’t ‘kiss a woman leaning away from you’

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) made an ill-timed analogy Wednesday on Fox News, invoking the idea of "kissing a woman leaning away from you" the same day host Bill O'Reilly was fired by Fox News over sexual harassment allegations. 

Speaking on Fox's "The Factor" — the show that had long been known as "The O'Reilly Factor," until Wednesday — Huckabee sought to make clear he thinks the media doesn't treat President Trump fairly.

"Journalism has died in this country; there isn't any," he said, ripping the media for its negative coverage of Trump.

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"There's three things you can't do. You can't spit into the wind, you can't climb a ladder leaning toward you or kiss a woman leaning away from you," Huckabee said.

"Add one more to the list if you're Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump won't comment on Le Pen Macron’s success in France signals hope for unifying outsiders French election: Le Pen, Macron ahead in early results MORE: You can't get a fair shake from the media, and he hasn't and he probably isn't going to."

The comment about kissing "a woman leaning away from you" — though unrelated — came just hours after the network announced Wednesday O'Reilly would not return to his show.

The New York Times reported earlier this month that five women have been paid $13 million to settle harassment claims against O'Reilly. In the wake of the report, more women have stepped forward to accuse O'Reilly, who has for years hosted the most-watched show on cable.