Mike Huckabee is apologizing on Sunday night over some “disrespectful” comments he made about slow learners who “ride the short bus.”
Huckabee joined Maria Bartiromo on Fox News to give his reaction to the news that DHS Secretary John Kelly will succeed Reince Priebus as President Trump‘s chief of staff. Huckabee said the shake-up could be the Trump Administration’s toughest challenge to date, but he said the White House will be fine despite losing Priebus’ ability to navigate Washington.
“If you have four stars on your shoulder, you’re not a slow learner, you didn’t ride the short bus,” Huckabee said. “He will be fine.”
Typically, “riding the short bus” is a demeaning expression that refers to people with learning disabilities or other special needs. Huckabee received blowback for his words on Twitter, and he has issued a tweet to say he’s sorry.
A comment I made on Fox this am was undeservedly harmful and disrespectful to many people. No ifs or buts-I was wrong-period. I apologize.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) July 30, 2017
Watch above, via Fox.
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