Huckabee: I only got my Twitter password 'after the campaign'

Huckabee: I only got my Twitter password 'after the campaign'
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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) says his staff kept him away from his Twitter account throughout his 2016 presidential campaign, only recently giving him access again.

“What happened was after the campaign, I finally got access to my password,” Huckabee said in a Thursday interview with Washingtonian.

“Before that, everyone was so afraid that I’d tweet the sort of things I’m tweeting now,” he added. “They were afraid the whole campaign would be shipwrecked.


"And it might’ve been. But now, what the heck, I’m never going to run for anything again.”

Huckabee, who ran for president in 2008 and 2016, has become a vocal supporter of President Trump.

The former Arkansas governor’s Twitter account, which he launched in July 2008, has 612,000 followers. Huckabee often has fun with the medium, including an April Fools' joke that the "alt left" was getting the better of him.

Huckabee raised eyebrows on Monday when be blasted Comcast service on Twitter, saying he would prefer returning to Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaObama praises marathon runners Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei for 'remarkable examples of humanity's ability' Each of us has a role in preventing veteran suicide Why calls for impeachment have become commonplace MORE’s presidency to dealing with the company.

“Mafia better service than @comcast,” he wrote. “Sure they shoot you, but it’s over with and they don’t charge you for the bullet.”

Huckabee said “Comcast executives all over the country” addressed his concerns following his attacks.

“So I unleashed a Twitter storm and lit them up,” he said. “I’m thinking, you’re only interested in me because I have 600,000-plus people following me. What about the person who doesn’t have a Twitter account?"