Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee decided to poke fun at New York Senator Chuck Schumer this weekend by making a “joke” about murdered trans man Brandon Teena.
After Schumer got emotional discussing relatives he lost in the Holocaust in an attack on President Trump’s Muslim ban, Huckabee took to twitter to insult the veteran senator, tweeting “Breaking news from Hollywood! Sen. Chuck Schumer cast in lead role for remake of Boys Don’t Cry.”
Breaking news from Hollywood! Sen. Chuck Schumer cast in lead role for remake of "Boys Don't Cry."— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) February 5, 2017
Because if there’s anything funnier than the extermination of six million Jews, it’s the rape and murder of a transgender person.
Disgusted by Huckabee’s comment, out comic Cameron Esposito called for donations to Trans Lifeline in Teena’s name. So far, Esposito’s has raised more than $22,000.
— Cameron Esposito (@cameronesposito) February 5, 2017
Since the election of Donald Trump, calls to the lifeline have reportedly skyrocketed.
Huckabee, once rumored to be Trump’s pick for ambassador to Israel, also tweeted about venison chili he made for the Super Bowl from a deer he killed last year. Which just sounds gross.
Made venison chili for Super Bowl from deer I hunted last year. It is truly SUPER BOWL of chili! pic.twitter.com/ZWBfO2fBPn— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) February 5, 2017