On Tuesday evening, former Arkansas governor and two-time presidential candidate Mike Huckabee tried to compare President Donald Trump to famed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Naturally, it didn’t go over well on Twitter.
Churchill was hated by his own party, opposition party, and press. Feared by King as reckless, and despised for his bluntness. But unlike Neville Chamberlain, he didn't retreat. We had a Chamberlain for 8 yrs; in @realDonaldTrump we have a Churchill.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) December 26, 2017
“Trump is just like Chamberlain, if Chamberlain were stupid, racist, ignorant in the ways of government, fat, orange, in possession of a 60,000 dollar implanted wig, and a Nazi,” author Molly Jong-Fast tweeted.
“By the time Churchill came to power he had written numerous books and articles, and been to war,” former CIA agent John Sipher commented. “Served as minister numerous times. What original work or thought has Trump had? When did he serve anyone other than himself?”
Check out some of the best responses below.
A lot of the replies to this are also dumb because they seem to think Churchill wasn't also a murderous, inept fascist https://t.co/zIiVmCWLHB
— Dan O'Sullivan (@Bro_Pair) December 27, 2017
"We can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the other possibilities." – Winston Churchill https://t.co/eMX7D5KIRL
— ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Stuart Horrex (@stuarthorrex) December 27, 2017
"We will never surrender"
— Lou Pine (@pinewoodsdojo) December 27, 2017
Please stop lying.
1) Churchill fought agaiinst Nazis; @realDonaldTrump supports Nazis.
2) Chruchill told the truth; @realDonaldTrump is a pathological liar.
Trump is actually America's Mussolini, only Trump is much more stupid and incompetent. pic.twitter.com/ufzZfFAFro
— Jack Schofield (@jackschofield) December 26, 2017
— scbeachcomber (@KenardLevi) December 27, 2017
Someone get Huck to a doctor. He must be suffering from a condition that requires professional help. https://t.co/Uh5jHxIiEG
— Weirded Beardo (@thefanchmeister) December 27, 2017
If Churchill had a 5th grade education, was a serial liar, preyed on women, and spoke like a child, then sure, just like Churchill
— Alt_Dept. of Labor (@alt_labor) December 26, 2017
Churchill, unlike Trump and Huckabee, actually had a functioning brain, which was educated instead of being kept alive in a vat of fascist horse shit. https://t.co/VkwQjHVWTv
— mcwbr (@mcwbr) December 27, 2017
Comparing Donald Trump to Winston Churchill establishes Mike Huckabee as a history ignoramus for the ages. What a clown.
— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) December 26, 2017
No, in @realDonaldTrump we have an insecure, immoral hitler-wanna-be who thrives only due to propaganda, which your daughter aid and abets. Makes me wonder what job YOU are auditioning for. Isn't bearing false witness a sin or something. Shame on you! https://t.co/aPLseyNa6n
— Attila the Blond (@attilatheblond) December 27, 2017
Governor, Winston Churchill could string words together so they actually made a sentence. He could even compose entire paragraphs that assembled meaningfully into books. Mr Trump falls somewhat short of this, don’t you think?
— Chris H Bidmead (@chbid) December 26, 2017
Churchill was not stupid or a liar. How fucked is this analogy? https://t.co/gMSu5TCDyj
— Laura A. Van Vleet (@LauraVanVleet) December 27, 2017
You know who really hated Churchill, precisely when he and Britain stood alone in 1940 and 1941 against Nazi German? The America First Committee. What did Donald Trump chose to call his foreign policy? America First. https://t.co/ISYd3CaQ4u
— Bill "Slightly Dangerous" Kristol (@BillKristol) December 26, 2017
Mike Huckabee claims Trump is like Churchill. In what alternative universe is this a valid comparison? Since Huckabee believes dinosaurs lived at the same time as humans, its probably in that non-existent universe (unless the Flintstones is a documentary film).
— Robert E. Rosenthal (@DrBobRosenthal) December 27, 2017