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Huckabee Slammed Over Angela Merkel Tweet

Former Arkansas Governor and presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee, is known for frequently tweeting out jokes.  These jokes, normally aimed at liberals and mostly seen as groan and cringe inducing. Comedian Patton Oswalt even appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform a selection of the former governor’s tweets.

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Sometimes, however, Huckabee will veer away from comedy into spaces that some might consider inappropriate or offensive. Overnight, the political commentator tweeted about German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s appearance at a D-Day ceremony. Huckabee’s tweet was almost immediately attacked by a number of twitter users.

The former governor’s tweet read, “Must have been an “awkward” moment for Angela Merkel to sit in ceremony as the Allies commemorated D-Day that broke the back of Nazi Germany.” The post has also received the dreaded ratio, with 19k comments compared to only 9k likes.

Huckabee was also ripped by a number of prominent users. First, German Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, advised, “Governor: with all due respect, from a former German ambassador in Washington: Germans were told by their President as long ago as 1985 that May, 1945 was a moment of liberation. We worked hard ever since to join and to be part of the West. No awkward moment, Sir!”

Then, Twitter user, Marc Sebag made an interesting point, “By his logic, as former Governor of Arkansas, a confederate state during the Civil War, he must feel very awkward about national unity…oh wait.”

Finally, New York Times writer, Bret Stephens, came with the harshest take of all. “The dumbest and foulest tweet of the day is from Mike Huckabee,” wrote Stephens. Which is saying something.”



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