April 18, 2017
Former Republican Arkansas Gov. and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee took the opportunity to tear apart telecommunications conglomerate Comcast on Twitter Monday.
Huckabee, who was a hopeful in the 2016 presidential primaries, said that Comcast's service is worse than the mafia and that he would rather have former President Barack Obama back in the administration.
"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 is known for his colorful Twitter account, which he often uses to make political jokes. Comedian Patton Oswalt recently poked fun at the "painful" tweets on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
Huckabee also compared the Philadelphia-based company to United Airlines, which was under fire last week for forcibly removing a doctor from a Kentucky-bound flight after it had been overbooked to make way for United personnel.
@comcast is now operated by the N. Korean missile launch team. Epic failure!— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) April 17, 2017
@comcast customer service? Faster than cold molasses pouring out of pinhole; makes gov't look efficient;as fun to deal with as root canal.— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) April 17, 2017
By the time @comcast shows up to fix THEIR problems after they missed THEIR appt today, my 5 year old grandson will be graduating college.— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) April 17, 2017
Mafia better service than @comcast Sure they shoot you, but it's over with and they don't charge you for the bullet.— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) April 17, 2017
How bad is @comcast service? I'd rather have Obama back as President than have Comcast.— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) April 17, 2017
@comcast came late today-fixed the stuff-thanks! They made appt 3 wks ago and didn't show and didn't care...until the "Twit" hit the fan!— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) April 17, 2017
Comcast replied to a tweet asking Huckabee to send the company a direct message to better help resolve the issue.
@GovMikeHuckabee I'd be happy to assist with your account concerns. Please send me a DM with your address or phone # to get started. - SL— ComcastCares (@comcastcares) April 17, 2017
A spokesperson for Comcast said they missed Huckabee's scheduled appointment. The company apologized for the incident.
“We completely understand Governor Huckabee’s frustration and are so sorry that we missed yesterday morning’s scheduled appointment," Comcast said in a statement. "We worked to send a technician to the Governor’s home as soon as we learned about this and are happy we were able to resolve the issue that same day.”