So Donald Trump is just like Winston Churchill? A better comparison might be King Herod... a chilling similarity.
So apparently, according to Mike Huckabee, our president and fearless leader, Donald “Oompa-Loompa” Trump, is just like Winston Churchill. This is because Churchill made enemies in his own party and spoke without a mouth filter.
Of course Churchill fought bravely in a brutal war when he was younger while this new incarnation of him is a coward who faked bone spurs to get out of serving his country, but then Mike Huckabee isn’t one to split hairs. No, the reality is the Churchill comparison doesn’t hold water.
But I have one that does: King Herod. Trump is just like King Herod.
Here are a few things about King Herod:
- He was the King of Judea for a few decades before the birth of Jesus, but didn’t gain his throne through any legitimate process. Rather he sought help from Rome, a foreign power.
- Consequently, his foreign policies were constrained by his allegiance to the foreign power that put him in office.
- King Herod was an insecure narcissist who liked to build things and put his name on everything he ordered built.
- King Herod liked to throw lavish parties and give generous gifts to create the image of opulence. He often spoke of himself as the greatest and best, and would ridicule his enemies.
- King Herod was married several times. Each wife he would discard as soon as she became useless to him or some new woman became more useful, and he often had extramarital affairs.
- King Herod tried to pass himself off as devout and religious though his actions were flagrantly against everything his fake religion taught.
- Herod was known to be habitually dishonest, and was vastly unpopular among his subjects.
- Herod was also violent in keeping his rule. Throughout his tenure, he had hundreds if not thousands of people murdered, including two of his sons, in order to keep them from speaking ill about him or challenging him.
In the Bible, King Herod is responsible for the Massacre of the Innocents, during which he sent soldiers to kill every male child under two years of age in Bethlehem because they couldn’t find the “King of the Jews.” While some scholars debate whether this event happened on the grounds it isn’t corroborated by any extra-biblical source, I have to ask, based on everything else we know of the man from every other source, is there any reason to believe he didn’t?
Sorry, I digress.
When I look at Trump and his War on Truth, ascension to power at the hands of Russian interference, self-aggrandizing, narcissistic, and sociopathic tendencies, I see a mirror image in one of history’s most memorable leaders.
So there you have it: Donald Trump is just like King Herod.