Must have been an "awkward" moment for Angela Merkel to sit in ceremony as the Allies commemorated D-Day that broke the back of Nazi Germany. https://t.co/pnNGCoD3B0— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) June 5, 2019
Wait…WTF did you just say?
I think your comment is disrespecful and portrays a total lack of understanding of modern Germany and what Angela Merkel stands for.— Alexander Stubb (@alexstubb) June 6, 2019
Utterly gobsmacked at your complete ignorance.— Ross Mullan (@rossmullan) June 7, 2019
There are times when I ponder the eternal question of just who is the dumbest, most egregious fuckwit on the Internet?— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) June 7, 2019
Then I realize the answer is always you, Mike.
I can't wait until "Huckabee" becomes widely accepted American slang for "stupid."— Erin your amazing wife Ryan (@morninggloria) June 6, 2019
If you think that’s awkward, imagine how Trump felt when they started talking about how Nazis are bad.— James Felton (@JimMFelton) June 6, 2019
Merkel had nothing to do with what happened 75 years ago. If anybody should feel awkward it’s the president who defended nazis in Charlottesville and his supporters.— Adam Best (@adamcbest) June 6, 2019
Yeah, and the Queen was sitting there still in a snit about the American War of Independence. God you're stupid. And so ignorant of Europe. And so, so unfunny.— Michael Marshall Smith (@ememess) June 6, 2019
Governor: with all due respect, from a former German ambassador in Washington: Germans were told by their President as long ago as 1985 that May, 1945 was a moment of liberation. We worked hard ever since to join and to be part of the West. No awkward moment, Sir! @MunSecConf— Wolfgang Ischinger (@ischinger) June 6, 2019
Gov Huckabee.— EF (@6thGUARDS_TNK) June 7, 2019
Your perceptions are in your 'minds-eye' & they are wrong.
2015, my father, British vet & German SS vet.
This is widespread now.
Many veterans I have spoken to have reconciled their differences.
It is only politicians who want to make false gains misinterpret things pic.twitter.com/gBkfALZmwy
Aboard a Japanese destroyer 🙄— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) June 5, 2019
Must be an “awkward” moment for Southerners to sit in ceremony as the nation commemorates July 4, the celebration of the nation they tried to secede from.— Holly 🚀 (@absolutspacegrl) June 6, 2019
The racist bucket of shit you’ve enabled to pollute the office of President referred to Nazis in your own country as ‘very fine people’ after they’d murdered a woman, so maybe you should shut the fuck up and stay that way forever.— 🏳️🌈 Max 🏳️🌈 (@SpillerOfTea) June 6, 2019
Particularly rich coming from him.— Miklos (@Gyalog77) June 6, 2019
When the 101st Airborne were done liberating Europe they were sent to his state Arkansas to teach his predecessor how to treat black students in Little Rock. pic.twitter.com/8vPrq8851f
At the time of this story Mike Huckabee‘s tweet had over 31k comments and only 13k likes (which is 13k too many IMO). If you are unfamiliar with the inner workings of Twitter that’s called being “ratioed”. The logic being if there are way more comments than likes, you probably said something pretty awful as most people who leave positive comments also push the like button.
If you are unfamiliar with history, 80 years ago Adolf Hitler rose to power in Germany and invaded Poland, kicking off World War II. By 1940 the Axis had spread to France and other areas of Europe and North Africa.
Angela Merkel is the Chancellor of Germany. She had absolutely nothing to do with anything that a fascist dictator did in Germany over 80 years ago. Furthermore, all of Germany considers that era a massive shit stain on their history, much like we Americans feel about slavery and the Civil War, only much worse. So much so that it’s actually illegal to display, buy, sell, in some cases own Nazi (and Soviet) materials in Germany.
A common sentiment shared in Germany for most of my lifetime has been that when the Allies won World War II they liberated Germany from Hitler’s reign of evil. Ironically this type of evil is often mimicked in policy (to a lesser extent) by President Trump; someone Mike Huckabee is a such a huge supporter of, that he even pushed for his daughter, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, to work for his administration.