Huckabee Slammed for Anti-Asian and Anti-Trans Tweet Amid Rise in Violent Hate Crimes

Amid almost daily reports of horrific hate crimes against Asian Americans and transgender Americans Mike Huckabee is massively criticized for posting a hateful, racist, anti-Asian, transphobic tweet that is also directed against democracy amid an increase in malicious and violent hate crimes.

Huckabee is the host of “Huckabee” on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) and the father of GOP gubernatorial candidate Sarah Huckabee Sanders of Arkansas, the former Trump White House Press Secretary. For decades, Huckabee has played the role of a conservative Christian, using his faith as a sword and shield.

“I’ve decided to identify as Chinese,” Huckabee tweeted on Saturday. “Coke will like me, Delta will agree with my ‘values’ and I will likely get Nike shoes and tickets to @MLB games. Isn’t America great? “he asked, mocking the millions of Americans who were angry that Georgia Republican Governor Brian Kemp had incorporated the law to suppress the nation’s worst voters. On Friday, Major League Baseball drew the All-Star Game out of Atlanta, and hundreds of companies and organizations have denounced legislation designed to make voting even more difficult, especially for the state’s black and low-income voters.

Huckabee, an ordained Baptist minister who ran for Republican Party’s presidential nomination but failed twice, is the former governor of Arkansas. He has a long history of attacking minorities, especially LGBTQ people.

Many across the country reacted in horror when a New York man assaulted a 65-year-old Asian American woman in a hate crime, repeatedly kicking her in the stomach, falling to the ground, and then stomping her head multiple times. Mal went viral last week. A few weeks ago, a shooter massacred eight people in an Asian spa in Atlanta. Six of the eight murdered were Asian-Americans.

Huckabee’s attack takes place on Holy Saturday, just the day before Easter, a hugely important holiday for people around the world of the Christian faith who celebrate what they believe to be the resurrection of Christ.

This is far from the first time Huckabee has been accused of racism.

“2020 was the deadliest year for the transgender community,” said ABC Tampa.

“In 2020 there were 122 cases of hate crimes against Asian Americans in 16 of the country’s most populous cities, an increase of nearly 150%,” reports Voice of America.

On social media, many voiced their outrage in response to Huckabee’s tweet:


Racist, a lot, Mike?

Evangelical Christians are out of control with hatred.

You go ahead.

– K. Sennholz MD (@MtnMD) April 3, 2021

Wow, that’s horrific.
Six Asian American women were massacred on March 16. An Asian woman her age was beaten and kicked in NYC last weekend and is still in the hospital with broken bones and a concussion. Asians / AAPI people become victims of hate crimes every day. Delete that.

– Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) April 3, 2021

Really value the Christian testimony, Mike.

Look forward to seeing you explain your policies and tweets like this on Judgment Day. Should be good.

– Jinx in TN (@grrenshaw) April 4, 2021

Mike Huckabee is a racist and should be banned from all social media. He canceled himself with his hatred.

– Scott Dworkin (@funder) April 3, 2021

Hey Mike Huckabee, I’ve been asking around and Coke likes me, Delta agrees with my values, I wear Nikes and my hometown Dodgers won the World Series.

But it’s not because of my ethnicity. That’s because I’m not a bastard like you who add fuel to anti-Asian hatred. # StopAAPIHate

– Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) April 4, 2021

Mike, I ate with you at your lovely table. I heard you profess Christ as Lord. This is in complete contradiction to the gospel.

– Beth Moore (@BethMooreLPM) April 4, 2021

I can’t believe Mike Huckabee’s job was actually to rule people.

Holy shit.

– Jake Lobin (@JakeLobin) April 3, 2021

Mike Huckabee motivated me to do this job. On the day of the Sandy Hook shooting, he inexplicably used the murder of children to spread a cancerous religion. As a pastor, I realized that I had to take a stand against monsters like him who falsified my beliefs.

– John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) April 4, 2021

I reported it to Twitter. I don’t know if that will help, but they should get him to put down this racist tweet.

– Wear a mask, social distance and wash your hands! (@ music_fan2020) April 4, 2021

Well, you just identified yourself as a flaming racist. And not for the first time. As a direct result of racists like you, I have to report stories of mass brutality against Asians / AAPI people like this one. # StopAsianHate

– Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) April 3, 2021

Obviously one no longer “identifies” as a Christian.

– Naughty Warren Throckmorton with a Jezebel vibe (@wthrockmorton) April 4, 2021

Quite the Christian too.

– Book Jockey (@AngelaLovesNY) April 3, 2021

Mike Huckabee has been warned MANY times but refuses to give up targeting protected groups with dehumanizing language.

Mike just clears the bile and nothing ever happens.

How many chances does this guy have? @delbius @jack @TwitterSupport @TwitterSafety #StopAsianHate

– 🏝 Your friend Kim (@kim) April 4, 2021

That’s a shame.

– Frank Figliuzzi (@ FrankFigliuzzi1) April 3, 2021

That’s bloody disgusting, Mike.

– Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) April 3, 2021

GFY Mike Huckabee


The husband of an Asian woman

– Travis Akers (@travisakers) April 4, 2021

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