‘You’re a Fool’: The Internet Torches Mike Huckabee For Comparing Trump To Winston Churchill
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) is being hammered online after he compared President Trump to British leader Winston Churchill.
In a tweet posted Tuesday, Huckabee said that he had just watched the film “The Darkest Hour,” which dramatizes Churchill’s experiences as prime minister during World War II, calling it a reminder of “what real leadership looks like.”
“Churchill was hated by his own party, opposition party, and press. Feared by King as reckless, and despised for his bluntness,” Huckabee tweeted. “But unlike Neville Chamberlain, he didn’t retreat. We had a Chamberlain for 8 yrs; in @realDonaldTrump we have a Churchill.”
Huckabee was apparently comparing former President Obama to British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, Churchill’s predecessor, who has historically been criticized for agreeing to surrender Czechoslovakia to Nazi Germany.
Twitter users quickly mocked Huckabee for making the comparison.
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
Sure. Churchill served his country 55 years in parliament, 31 years as a minister and 9 as pm. He was present in 15 battles and received 14 medals of bravery. He was one of historys most gifted orators and won the Nobel Literature Prize for his writing. Totally same thing…
— Kristian Tonning Riise (@KristianRiise) December 26, 2017
It's amazing the degree of cognitive dissonance these people have. Next it will be comparing Trump to Superman, but without the kryptonite weakness. Or maybe Jesus, but Trump would never let himself be crucified.
— The Grey Man (@GreyConscience) December 26, 2017
You DID NOT just compare the #PussygrabberInChief to Winston Churchill!?!?!?! Please delete your Twitter account, Mike. It's time.
— Mad Squid (@realMadSquid) December 26, 2017
May you be cursed with Viagra resistant impotence, wicked hemorrhoids and extreme flatulence,and whatever horror Steve Bannon has…
— Tracy dwyer (@Tracydwyer7) December 26, 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
Mike, have you considered having yourself shot out of a cannon?
— John Lurie (@lurie_john) December 26, 2017
Congratulations! You posted the stupidest tweet of the year with only five days left in the year. pic.twitter.com/CJq02SlL3i
— Richard Hill 🧐 (@ComicOzzie58) December 26, 2017
I didn't realize that Churchill avoided military service because of "bone spur," was a sexual predator and defended white supremacists as "fine people" – I think you have Churchill mixed up with Roy Moore.
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@Deanofcomedy) December 26, 2017
— Lauren Gilmore (@lgilm0re) December 26, 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
Oh that’s right! Churchill did say there were “some very fine people” on both sides of the Nazis-in-Europe debate.
— JC Stephens ❄️ (@JanUnhinged) December 26, 2017
— Cup_of_Joe (@Cup_of_Joe2) December 26, 2017
— 🖕🏻Aunt Crabby 🖕🏻 (@DearAuntCrabby) December 26, 2017
Your daughter is a talentless feck, can’t she do something that doesn’t involve talking? 😂🤣😂🤣 btw Churchill was a strategist, Trump is far from that.
— Kevin (@TheKevinDent) December 26, 2017
You are comparing one of the greatest orators and leaders of all time with a man who give speeches so full of proven lies, racism, xenophobia & hatred that it is almost possible for the viewer to overlook the utterly bizarre, nonsensical delivery.
— Gareth Dean (@GarethDeanPR) December 26, 2017
— cold war vet🌈👊🐬 (@katkel_sc) December 26, 2017
Churchill took the lead in warning about Nazi Germany, trump is embracing nazi's. The conservative republican party is gone, and you helped kill it. You now bow down to a russian dictator. If your with trump then you are against America.
— Alt Egg Plant (@cwolmak) December 26, 2017
Nope, you’ve got a fat racist version of Nixon with dementia
— Tom Holbrook (@thomholbrook) December 26, 2017