GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee sounded the alarm on the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran this weekend, using a Holocaust reference that set off a firestorm of controversy.
The former Arkansas governor appeared on Breitbart News Saturday on Sirius XM Radio and said Obama’s pact with the terrorist nation is setting up another mass slaughter of Jews.
“This president’s foreign policy is the most feckless in American history,” Huckabee told host Alexander Marlow. “It is so naive that he would trust the Iranians. By doing so, he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.”
The comparison set in motion a response that made Huckabee the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter for hours.
Mike Huckabee is right about the Iran deal. A nuclear Iran is deadly to America and fatal for Israel.
— John Hawkins (@johnhawkinsrwn) July 26, 2015
Mike Huckabee is right. For those denying it aren’t listening to what Iran is saying.
— Ken Diesel (@KenDiesel) July 26, 2015
— Prez Stompy Foot (@kpiper1980) July 26, 2015
— Sam Singleton (@2020eyes) July 26, 2015
But some thought the “ovens” reference was way over the top.
Mike Huckabee is a con artist of the highest order who uses the Shoah as a joke or political battering ram. Jews mean nothing to him.
— Amadi (@amaditalks) July 26, 2015
— silverada (@silverada) July 26, 2015
— Jim Fuqua (@JiminOzarks) July 26, 2015
Critics of the Iran deal were unmoved.
— Stephen (@1EvenStephen) July 26, 2015
Maybe Huckabee was over the line, the truth is that Obama’s Iran Nuke Deal is stupid, crazy & puts Israel & the USA in danger!
— Blake Hall (@blakehalltexas) July 26, 2015
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