Mike Huckabee Makes Racist Comments About North Koreans During Democratic Debate Live Tweet

Mike Huckabee
Mike Huckabee was called racist for his offensive comments about North Koreans. Scott Olson/Getty Images

Surprisingly, it wasn’t Donald Trump who offended a mass amount of people during a live tweet of the Democratic debate on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Fellow GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee tweeted what he seemingly meant to be a joke about Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders — but not everyone thought it was funny.

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“I trust @BernieSanders with my tax dollars like I trust a North Korean chef with my labrador! #DemDebate,” he wrote, prompting many to call him a racist. 

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But the former Arkansas governor, 60, refused to back down, posting his tweet a second time with the added note: “Poor liberals think it's racist to deplore a brutal dictatorship. #DemDebate.”

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Several followers were quick to point out the irony in Huckabee’s tweet, considering his son David was accused of capturing and hanging a stray dog at Boy Scout camp as a teen. 

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“It was mangy. It looked like it was going to attack,” Huckabee told Larry King to excuse his son’s actions in a 2007 interview.

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