Ex-AR Gov. Mike Huckabee Tweets That He Expects To Be 'Dodging Bullets' During Chicago Visit
By Rachel Cromidas in News on May 16, 2017 11:10PM
Mike Huckabee, via Getty
The conservative talking point that equates Chicago with a warn-torn country is tired, inaccurate, often racist, and always super lazy. So of course former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee wanted to give it his own twist in a tweet Tuesday afternoon.
"On way to Chicago for speech," he wrote on Twitter. "Expecting to have to run from plane dodging bullets like Hillary did in Bosnia when under sniper fire! Yikes!"
On way to Chicago for speech. Expecting to have to run from plane dodging bullets like Hillary did in Bosnia when under sniper fire! Yikes!— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) May 16, 2017
Given that Huckabee's tweet also references Hillary Clinton's claim during her 2008 presidential campaign that she once flew into Bosnia "under sniper fire"—a claim that news outlets from the Washington Post to Politifact quickly and thoroughly dismissed as "pants on fire"-level false—it's possible to interpret Huckabee's tweet as a sarcastic critique of President Donald Trump's frequent, hyperbolic Chicago-as-war-zone rants.
But somehow, that's not how we, and a lot of other Chicagoans on Twitter this afternoon, saw it:
@GovMikeHuckabee Eat shit.— Jordan David (@jmdavid) May 16, 2017
@GovMikeHuckabee Fuck you, get out of my city.— Andy Kushnir (@candykushnir) May 16, 2017
@GovMikeHuckabee A simple solution would be for you to NOT COME HERE.— Mary Mo (@verymarymo) May 16, 2017