Yet more proof
In a truly poorly thought-out tweet, which was probably more inspired by watching the just-released biopic Darkest Hour than any real knowledge base, the former governor compared Trump to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill:
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
ALL OF BRITAIN IN UNISON: Trump is no Churchill.
— Danny Wallace (@dannywallace) 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
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
Churchill served in the military and saw combat; he served in office for decades; he was a prodigious reader of history, philosophy, literature; he was a brilliant wit with a wonderful sense of humor; he was an excellent military strategist; he was a gifted orator.
So, no. https://t.co/vDRdN17KlU
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) December 26, 2017
There are a thousand reasons to hold you in contempt, but this analogy was the crown jewel
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) December 27, 2017
Literally every clause of this tweet contains a factual inaccuracy https://t.co/zqgLNiJXbP
— Jon Stone (@joncstone) December 26, 2017
I mean it’s almost as if they’re the same person pic.twitter.com/V3FXw5FQB4
— Tom Peck (@tompeck) December 27, 2017
Who can forget when Churchill defended Nazis as very fine people. https://t.co/AUKKejrjBx
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) 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 Kristol (@BillKristol) December 26, 2017
So glad we have a strong leader who will not back down in the face of our greatest enemies, *checks notes* the American people. https://t.co/mH2SKMypGN
— Alexandra Erin has a regular username now (@alexandraerin) December 26, 2017
While in the British Army (where he actively sought to serve in war zones), Churchill gave skin from his own chest to help graft an injured officer’s wound.
Trump faked bone spurs. https://t.co/gpTkOV4T4h
— Victoria Aveyard (@VictoriaAveyard) December 26, 2017
The only thing Donald Trump and Winston Churchill have in common is that they were born rich (though Churchill’s wealth was aristocratic and Trump yearns for the aristocracy’s respect). Churchill was a war fighter who led his country through World War II. Trump had bone spurs. https://t.co/5mkw9sAefs
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) December 27, 2017
A paragraph of Churchill’s prose, from The Aftermath (1929)
“To the faithful, toil-burdened masses the victory was so complete that no further effort seemed required. Germany had fallen and with her the world combination that had crushed her. (1/4)
— toomas hendrik ilves (@IlvesToomas) December 27, 2017
Did someone seriously compare Trump to Winston Churchill?! On an evolutionary scale, Trump has more in common with any number of invertebrates than with Churchill. https://t.co/pZxbLZd87q
— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) December 27, 2017