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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. 

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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