Ex-gov Huckabee posts racist tweet on Clinton's Filipino housekeeper
MANILA, Philippines – Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, a vocal supporter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, took a swipe at Trump's rival Hillary Clinton on Twitter – at the expense of Clinton's Filipino housekeeper.
In a tweet posted Tuesday evening, November 8, in the United States (Wednesday morning in Manila), Huckabee said, "If HRC wins she will appoint her Filipino maid to head CIA. She already has access to all the secrets anyway. No need to train her."
Huckabee's post came as results of the tight elections were being tallied. (LIVE BLOG: #USVote: US elections 2016)
If HRC wins she will appoint her Filipino maid to head CIA. She already has access to all the secrets anyway. No need to train her.— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) November 9, 2016
Huckabee was referring to a New York Post story published November 6, which said that "as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton routinely asked her maid to print out sensitive government emails and documents – including ones containing classified information – from her house in Washington, DC, emails and FBI memos show."
Clinton has faced a long-running controversy over her use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State.
In late October, FBI Director James Comey had announced the probe into the controversy would be revived. But just a couple of days before the polls, Comey said he would stick to his initial recommendation not to charge Clinton over the fiasco. – Rappler.com