Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said a joke he tweeted about North Koreans eating dogs was very funny.
During the Democratic presidential debate, Huckabee tweeted "I trust @BernieSanders with my tax dollars like I trust a North Korean chef with my labrador!" The joke caused outrage online as many decried the joke as racist.
"You have to understand, the left doesn't care what the facts are," Huckabee said on the Louder with Crowder program on Thursday. "They manufacture their offenses. So even if there's nothing to be offended about, they can pretend that they're offended so that they can demand an apology, demand a retraction."
Huckabee, who defended his joke by saying he was talking about the brutal dictatorship in North Korea, said conservatives are too accommodating when people are upset with them.
"You know what, for far too long conservatives have tried to be so accommodating," said the former Arkansas governor. "'Oh, well I shouldn't have said it that way. It was inartful.' No, I just say, 'that was actually what I meant to say. I said it because I thought it was funny. And, if you don't think it's funny then, you know what, don't listen to me.'"
Huckabee says he won't stop, and people are just feigning outrage.
"But, I'm not gonna stop a sense of humor and I'm not gonna even stop talking factual things that are the basis of humor, because it offends somebody who really isn't offended," said Huckabee. "This is the point. They're not really offended but they pretend they are because if they ever had to debate the substance of the issue they know they would lose. They cannot stand to deal with the logical conclusion of their own irrational points of view."
Huckabee then chuckled after a joke about President Obama eating a dog, noting that as a child, Obama ate dog meat in Indonesia, so Obama ate a dog.
"He admitted it," Huckabee said of Obama eating a dog. "The whole point of the North Korea joke, is in North Korea they're eating lawn clippings and the barks off trees because unless you're in the military, you're starving to death under this dictator, communist regime, and that was really the point to be made."