Mike Huckabee on His MS-13 Tweet: ‘It Was Satire,’ ‘Don’t Follow Me’ If You Don’t Have Sense of Humor
On Monday night, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee tripled down on his controversial anti-Nancy Pelosi tweet.
Over the weekend, Huckabee raised a lot of eyebrows posting this image of what’s supposed to be MS-13 gang members and captioning it as the House Minority Leader’s “campaign committee” to win back the majority ahead of the 2018 midterms.
Nancy Pelosi introduces her campaign committee for the take back of the House. pic.twitter.com/yKDhkVubck
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) June 23, 2018
After facing heavy backlash which deemed the tweet as racist, Huckabee defended himself, saying he wasn’t “aware” that “criminal was a ‘race.'”
Appearing on Fox News, the 2016 presidential candidate furthered his defense of the tweet.
“First of all, it was satire. I tell people all the time and I regularly post on my Twitter account. If you don’t have a sense of humor, if you cannot handle satire, please don’t follow me,” Huckabee told Shannon Bream. “But a lot of people are trying to make this about race. What race was I talking about? I was talking about a criminal gang. A gang is not a race. People who murder, rape, who mutilate little children children, that’s not a race of people. That is a gang of criminals. There’s nothing to defend. I’m amazed that there were people out there defending MS-13 and somehow saying that we were nice enough to them. I don’t want to be nice to MS-13. I want them to be out of business. I appreciate the president for wanting to treat them as they are, as criminals and people who are predators to little children and need to be taken off of our streets.”
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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