Mike Huckabee took to social media on election night Tuesday to predict who Hillary Clinton might appoint as the head of the Central Intelligence Agency, and many on Twitter found it pretty racist.
“If HRC wins she will appoint her Filipino maid to head CIA,” tweeted the former Arkansas governor. “She already has access to all the secrets anyway. No need to train her.”
If HRC wins she will appoint her Filipino maid to head CIA. She already has access to all the secrets anyway. No need to train her.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) November 9, 2016
Huckabee was probably referring to reports that the Clintons’ maid, Marina Santos who is from the Philippines, printed out classified documents for Clinton when she was secretary of state.
“Bigotry is so Jesus-like,” tweeted one user.
Bigotry is so Jesus-like.
— Jeremiah (@jebro) November 9, 2016
One replied to the governor with a picture of Jesus flipping the bird.
— M.S. Bellows, Jr. (@msbellows) November 9, 2016
Other users couldn’t fathom how Huckabee could have ever thought himself worthy of running for president. He was a candidate in the 2008 and 2016 primaries.
“And you thought you could run for president?” asked another Twitter user.
and you thought you could run for president?
— Comfortably Numb 🇺🇦🇵🇸 (@YGalanter) November 9, 2016
Read some of Twitter’s angry reactions below.
Wait, this isn't the real Mike Huckabee right? Seriously? https://t.co/TirFQMriDN
— Grantly Galland (@GrantlyG) November 9, 2016
Fuck mike huckabee and this racist bullshit that Trump is encouraging and legitimizing, regardless of whether he wins or loses https://t.co/GRPtUymRni
— the Green State Scroller (@tqsandoval) November 9, 2016
— Eileen Left™ (@EileenLeft) November 9, 2016
Is this serious? Are you serious? Does this actually make sense to you? You live in a dated world, guy. Get with it.
— Fauna Grey (@FaunaGrey) November 9, 2016