Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) in a tweet Tuesday compared President Trump to former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
Huckabee said he had just seen 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 Barack Obama to Neville Chamberlain, Churchill's predecessor, who has historically been criticized for agreeing to surrender Czechoslovakia to Nazi Germany.
Trump has shown his admiration for Churchill in the past. He returned a bust of the British leader to the Oval Office during his first day as president and hosted lawmakers for a screening of “The Darkest Hour” earlier this month.
Social media users quickly mocked Huckabee for making the comparison.
Source: The Hill