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Is a Mike Huckabee Tweet About the Clinton Foundation Real?

Claim

Following news about the dissolution of the Trump Foundation, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee tweeted: "Did the Clinton Foundation finally get shut down for selling govt favors to the Russians and anyone else with a checkbook?"

Rating

True

Reporting

Following news on December 18, 2018 that the Trump Foundation would close, a tweet attributed to former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee in which he appeared to think that the Clinton Foundation was closing circulated in screenshots on social media.

In the tweet, Huckabee was sharing and commenting on a December 18, 2018 tweet shared by Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-California).The original tweet did not specify which charitable foundation it referenced:

On Facebook, Huckabee’s purported response circulated in screenshot form. Readers commenting on it often expressed doubt that the tweet was real:

However, a visit to Huckabee’s verified Twitter page revealed that the tweet was indeed legitimate and live as of December 20, 2018. (Archived here.)

Many responses to this tweet noted he had shared no corrective commentary in the time passed since originally tweeting the remark, while others thought that it might have been an attempt at humor:

Gov. Huckabee did pose a question on Twitter about whether the Clinton Foundation “finally [got] shut down for selling govt favors to the Russians and anyone else with a checkbook,” but did not engage in any discourse to clarify the intent of his remarks. Nevertheless, screenshots of the tweet depicted above are real and unaltered.