Mike Huckabee doesn't heart New York women -- in fact, he seems to think they are trashy.
The former Arkansas governor and potential presidential candidate has a problem with their potty mouths, apparently. In a recent interview with Iowa-based "Mickelson in the Morning" radio show, he said:
"In the South, or in the Midwest, there in Iowa, you would not have people who would just throw the F-bomb or use gratuitous profanity in a professional setting. In New York, not only do the men do it, but the women. My gosh, this is worse than locker-room talk. As we would say in the South, that's just trashy."
Huckabee says he experienced a serious culture shock when he was in New York and often heard women in the workplace using curse words. He called it "locker room talk."
New York is certainly not a delicate city, but it seemed to really throw Huckabee for a loop. He said that during a recent visit, he heard women cursing so much that he thought he was on a"different planet."
But it's what he said about women in the workplace and their potty mouths that really has him in the doghouse.
"You would not have people who would just throw the f bomb and just use gratuitous profanity in a professional setting," Huckabee said on air.
Though Huckabee refutes calling New York ladies 'trashy,' he "didn't step away from comments he made about women in New York who use profanity," CNN explains.
CNN reports that Huckabee said "Frankly, I never conducted 'business meetings' at Fox News. I wasn't there to do business, but to host a show."
Huckabee received a lot of backlash about the comments, and Fox's Megyn Kelly even ribbed him on her show, 'The Kelly File.' "I do have news for you before I let you go," Kelly, said. "We are not only swearing. We're drinking, we're smoking, we're having premarital sex with birth control, before we go to work and sometimes boss around a bunch of men," Politico reports.
Does Mike Huckabee think New York women are 'trashy'?
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CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 20: Governor Mike Huckabee speaks at the ARTSPEAK@RNCpanel as John Sanchez listens at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on July 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images for NAMM)
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 20: Governor Mike Huckabee poses for a photo with an attendee of the ARTSPEAK@RNCpanel at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on July 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images for NAMM)
WAUKEE, IA - APRIL 25: Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee prepares to speak to guests gathered at the Point of Grace Church for the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition 2015 Spring Kickoff on April 25, 2015 in Waukee, Iowa. The Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition, a conservative Christian organization, hosted 9 potential contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nominations at the event. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
2016 Republican presidential candidates Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, left, and Donald Trump, president and chief executive of Trump Organization Inc., stand on stage during a Trump campaign event at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. Trump, according to a flurry of early-state and national polls, is the overwhelming favorite of self-identified moderate and liberal Republican voters. Among more conservative voters, he often trails his chief rival for the nomination, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images
WAUKEE, IA - APRIL 25: Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee speaks to guests gathered at the Point of Grace Church for the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition 2015 Spring Kickoff on April 25, 2015 in Waukee, Iowa. The Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition, a conservative Christian organization, hosted 9 potential contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nominations at the event. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 22: Baseball player Bernie Williams and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee at the 2014 National Association of Music Merchants show block party at the Anaheim Convention Center on January 22, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)
NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 10: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks during the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum at the 2015 NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits on April 10, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. The annual NRA meeting and exhibit runs through Sunday. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
DES MOINES, IA - MARCH 07: Former Governor Mike Huckabee of Arkansas fields questions from Bruce Rastetter at the Iowa Ag Summit on March 7, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. The event allows the invited speakers, many of whom are potential 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls, to outline their views on agricultural issue. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
U.S. Governor Mike Huckabee takes questions from the media, prior to laying a brick at a new housing complex in the West Bank settlement of Efrat, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, speaks to members of the media in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, U.S., on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. Donald Trump on Friday selected Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions as his attorney general, elevating one of his earliest congressional backers and one of the most conservative U.S. lawmakers to serve as the nation's top law enforcement official. Photographer: John Taggart/Bloomberg via Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee arrives at Trump Tower on November 18, 2016 in New York City. it has been rumored than Huckabee is President-elect Donald Trump's pick for ambassador to Israel. Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, speaks during the Republican presidential candidate debate at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. Candidates from both parties are crisscrossing Iowa, an agricultural state of about 3 million people in the U.S. heartland that will hold the first votes of the 2016 election on Feb. 1. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, speaks during the Republican presidential candidate debate at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. The sixth Republican debate comes at a time with less than three weeks before Iowa caucus-goers cast the first votes of the 2016 presidential election on February 1. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, speaks during a campaign stop at Golden Grain Energy in Mason City, Iowa, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. Less than four weeks before Iowans kick off the 2016 presidential contest with their Feb. 1 caucuses, the early road to the White House appears to be shaping up as a slippery and uncharted one for the Republican Party. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 03: Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee addresses the Republican Jewish Coalition at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center December 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. Candidates spoke and took questions from Jewish leaders and activists. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)