MIKE HUCKABEE, HOST OF “HUCKABEE”: Welcome to "Huckabee" from the Fox News studios in New York City.

And let me say, thanks Mr. President -- but you know what we're going to do the show anyway tonight. Oh wasn’t that fun, having the President of the United States open up our show?

Alright, you know for a year now he’s been talking about shovel-ready jobs and how if we had these shovel-ready jobs and the ‘porkulus’ bill; $787 billion dollars we’re going to keep unemployment low, we’ll put people to work, it’s going to save the country, and save our economy.

Well, you know I don’t know if you have been noticing this but, the President has been talking about shovel-ready jobs for a long time. Just watch:

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PRESIDENT OBAMA: All of them have projects that are shovel-ready

We’ve got shovel-ready projects all across the country

Shovel-ready projects

We are seeing shovels hit the ground

Shovels are breaking ground

There are almost 100 shovel-ready transportation projects already approved in Colorado which are beginning to create jobs.

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HUCKABEE: Shovel-ready jobs, that’s what we’ve been hearing about. But this week in a very revealing interview in the New York Times, the President made this statement:

He said, “…there’s no such thing as shovel-ready projects.”

No such thing as shovel ready projects? Mr. President, just what have you been shoveling all this time?

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My thanks to a friend Mike Reed and also to Lauren Hans of our staff for helping put all this together, giving us this great idea.

You know what I think we can probably say, Take this job and shovel it!

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Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee was a 2016 Republican candidate for president of the United States.