While millions scrolled through Twitter for debate analysis and memes, Governor Mike Huckabee decided to weigh in with some commentary that was quite offensive—especially to the Black and Asian community.
Shortly after candidates were asked about whether they subscribed to a Black Lives Matter or All Lives Matter philosophy, Huckabee lit up Twitter expressing his opinion on the matter: "Black lives matter because ALL lives matter. Haven't we learned from history?"
He seemed to generalize the activity and character of protests in places like Ferguson and Baltimore, stating, "It's time we stop burning cars, shooting cops, & recognize that life is a gift from God."
He then provided offensive and unsolicited commentary on race theory: "Racism exists because we have a sin problem in America, not a skin problem." (This comment actually prompted many on Twitter to call out Huckabee on his support of Josh Duggar, who was mired in a sexual abuse scandal this year.)
Just minutes after explaining the existence of racism, he fired off a racially insensitive dig at Bernie Sanders: "I trust @BernieSanders with my tax dollars like I trust a North Korean chef with my labrador!"
Huckabee's commentary was generally met with a swift clap-back from the Twitterverse and the Asian American community.