Former Governor of Arkansas and 2016 presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee has failed at becoming commander-in-chief once before and next year is already hinting at a bout of déjà vu.
His personal opinion doesn’t align with many of the nation’s liberal views and that usually means a nightmare for the polls. The 59-year-old politician was recently discovered to be making wisecracks about transgender people a day after the world rallied around Caitlyn Jenner.
While speaking at the 2015 National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville, Tennessee this past February, Huckabee revealed he wished he could have been transgender–just to sneak in the girl’s bathroom in school.
“Now I wish that someone told me that when I was in high school that I could have felt like a woman when it came time to take showers in PE. I’m pretty sure that I would have found my feminine side and said, ‘Coach, I think I’d rather shower with the girls today,’ he said. “You’re laughing because it sounds so ridiculous doesn’t it?”
He then went on to explain why transgendered citizens shouldn’t be allowed to be in restrooms once they undergo surgery.
“For those who do not think that we are under threat, simply recognize that the fact that we are now in city after city watching ordinances say that your 7-year-old daughter, if she goes into the restroom cannot be offended and you can’t be offended if she’s greeted there by a 42-year-old man who feels more like a woman than he does a man.”
Naturally, he got his ass handed to him on Twitter.
Scroll through the gallery below to see the insight slander Mike Huckabee brought upon himself. Are we still talking about the White House at this point?
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