Former governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee, father of president Trump’s press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, has got himself into hot water on Twitter by marking D-Day in the worst way possible.
Yesterday, world leaders gathered to mark the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion. This operation began the liberation of German-occupied France from Nazi control, laying the foundations for the end of World War 2.
Though, Huckabee’s tweet didn’t seem to capture the beauty and sombreness of the occasion. The Trump supporter said that it “must have been an ‘awkward’ moment for Angela Merkel”.
Must have been an "awkward" moment for Angela Merkel to sit in ceremony as the Allies commemorated D-Day that broke… https://t.co/bUNdR02l6k
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@Gov. Mike Huckabee)
German chancellor Merkel sat alongside leaders from across the world including Emmanuelle Macron, Justin Trudeau, the Queen, Theresa May and, of course, Trump.
Many people could not see why Merkel, who is known for accepting millions of refugees into Germany, would be remotely uncomfortable at such an event.
Twitter didn’t take kindly to Huckabee – who supports a president who once described white supremacists as “very fine people" – saying that Merkel would be uncomfortable.
@GovMikeHuckabee If you think that’s awkward, imagine how Trump felt when they started talking about how Nazis are bad.