comScore
VIDEO

WATCH: Huckabee Says North Korea Has ‘More Freedom’ Than U.S.; Twitter Explodes


One day after questioning President Barack Obama’s “Christian convictions” on Fox News, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has delivered another quote that this time appeared to rile up both the left and the right. During his speech at Saturday’s New Hampshire Freedom Summit, Huckabee reporting said, “I’m beginning to think theres more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States.”

MSNBC political reporter Benjy Sarlin, who was present at the event, was the first to tweet the quote, which was apparently in reference to airport pat downs by the TSA:

It was also singled out by Concord Monitor reporter Kathleen Ronayne:

The quote was immediately deemed a bit hyperbolic by both the left…

…and more than a few on the right:

TheBlaze’s T. Becket Adams sent out an extended set of tweets that paired Huckabee’s quote with the worst of North Korean atrocities. For example:

UPDATE (5:50pm ET): And here’s the video of Huckabee’s North Korea comment as it aired earlier on C-SPAN. If he intended the line as a joke, his audience evidently did not think it was funny:

[photo via screengrab]

— —

>> Follow Matt Wilstein (@TheMattWilstein) on Twitter

Have a tip we should know? tips@mediaite.com

  1. Mediaite
  2. The Mary Sue
  3. RunwayRiot
  4. LawNewz
  5. Gossip Cop