While the Democratic presidential candidates took the front stage in Las Vegas to discuss policies on Tuesday night, their Republican rivals like Donald Trump and Mike Huckabee tweeted away as the discussion progressed.
However, while a number of tweets were sent out by the various candidates, one that came from Huckabee raised eyebrows - and rightly so.
Huckabee, who is notorious for his penchant for controversies, tweeted a rather offensive stereotype about North Koreans while taking a jab at Bernie Sanders.
Of course this stirred up a Twitter storm of criticism directed at Huckabee:
Today: Mike Huckabee posts racist tweet about Koreans. Tomorrow: Mike Huckabee sees huge bounce in polls. America, this is your #GOP.— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) October 14, 2015
Uber, but for taking Mike Huckabee to Hell.— David Waldman (@KagroX) October 14, 2015
Mike Huckabee tweeted we have a racism problem because of sin then immediately tweeted a racist tweet pic.twitter.com/rNJ7bwOiYB— Political Line (@PoliticalLine) October 14, 2015
Can you believe Mike Huckabee’s racist tweet? Who does he think he is? The Republican front runner?— Damien Fahey (@DamienFahey) October 14, 2015
As shockingly embarrassing and offensive as the tweet is coming from Huckabee, it is not really a surprise. After all, he the one who said children died in the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting because America “removed God” form its schools. Just recently he prompted outrage after comparing the Iran deal to Holocaust and defended the now-canceled 19 Kids And Counting star Josh Duggar, who admitted to molesting girls, including several sisters. Huckabee called his actions “inexcusable” yet not “unforgiveable.”