Huckabee Likens Trump to Churchill, Gets Shot Down

Some historians call comparison 'ridiculous'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 27, 2017 5:15 AM CST
In this Jan. 31, 2016, photo, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks in West Des Moines, Iowa.   (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
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(Newser) – Is President Trump the Winston Churchill of our times and Barack Obama the Neville Chamberlain, or does Mike Huckabee need to learn more about history? Some historians suggested the latter after Huckabee watched the new Churchill biographical movie The Darkest Hour and likened Trump to the British wartime leader. "Churchill was hated by his own party, opposition party, and press. Feared by King as reckless, and despised for his bluntness," Huckabee tweeted on Tuesday. "But unlike Neville Chamberlain, he didn't retreat. We had a Chamberlain for 8 yrs; in @realDonaldTrump we have a Churchill." A roundup of reactions:

  • 'Totally same thing.' "Sure. Churchill served his country 55 years in parliament, 31 years as a minister and 9 as pm," tweeted Norwegian lawmaker Kristian Tonning Riise in one of the most popular responses to Huckabee's post. "He was present in 15 battles and received 14 medals of bravery. He was one of history's most gifted orators and won the Nobel Literature Prize for his writing. Totally same thing."

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