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Mike Huckabee Torched Over Grotesque Tweet About Asian Americans Amid Racist Violence

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Former Arkansas Governor and failed presidential candidate Mike Huckabee (R) is under fire for grotesquely mocking Asian Americans on Twitter.

Amid a surge in attacks on Asian Americans, Huckabee posted an outrageously dismissive, mocking tweet about people of Chinese ancestry in America.

“I’ve decided to ‘identify’ as Chinese,” Huckabee tweeted Saturday. “Coke will like me, Delta will agree with my ‘values’ and I’ll probably get shoes from Nike & tickets to @MLB games,” he added, in a reference to criticism against Georgia for its new law making it more difficult to vote.

“Ain’t America great?” he asked sarcastically.

Huckabee appeared to be mocking a connection between opposition to racist hate and concerns about voter suppression in Georgia and free speech criticism against it. Both Coca-Cola and Delta, which are headquartered in Atlanta, have spoken out strongly against Georgia’s new law. Additionally, Major League Baseball is moving its 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta to protest the law.

Hate crimes against Asian Americans skyrocketed 150% last year in America’s largest cities even as general crime decreased, according to a study of police records by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University.

Twitter users were quick to fire back at the Arkansas Republican, with some calling him a racist.

Bible teacher Beth Moore challenged Huckabee’s tweet, calling it “antithetical to the gospel.”

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) immediately slammed back at Huckabee that, in fact, Coke “likes me,” Delta “agrees with my values,” he wears Nike and “my hometown Dodgers won the World Series.” Lieu added, “But it’s not because of my ethnicity. It’s because I’m not a sh*thead like you who is adding fuel to anti-Asian hate.”