What Churchill Said vs What Trump Said

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What Churchill Said

“I have, myself, full confidence that if all do their duty, if nothing is neglected, and if the best arrangements are made, as they are being made, we shall prove ourselves once again able to defend our Island home, to ride out the storm of war, and to outlive the menace of tyranny, if necessary for years, if necessary alone. … Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God’s good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.”

What Trump Said

“Now the Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus. … One of my people came up to me and said, ‘Mr. President, they tried to beat you on Russia, Russia, Russia.’ That didn’t work out too well. They couldn’t do it. They tried the impeachment hoax. That was on a perfect conversation. They tried anything, they tried it over and over. … And this is their new hoax.”

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6 thoughts on “What Churchill Said vs What Trump Said

  1. Churchill’s quote “You don’t need to worry about the German Air Force or the buzz bombs. They aren’t accurate and will go away soon.” isn’t included here.

    Oh, wait.

  2. Not related to trump or Churchill: reread Hunter S. Thompson’s September 11 themed bit in “Rube”, written roughly one day after the attacks. Two key paragraphs:

    We are going to punish somebody for this attack, but just who or what will be blown to smithereens for it is hard to say. Maybe Afghanistan, maybe Pakistan or Iraq, or possibly all three at once. Who knows? Not even the Generals in what remains of the Pentagon or the New York papers calling for WAR seem to know who did it or where to look for them.

    This is going to be a very expensive war, and Victory is not guaranteed — for anyone, and certainly not for anyone as baffled as George W. Bush. All he knows is that his father started the war a long time ago, and that he, the goofy child-President, has been chosen by Fate and the global Oil industry to finish it Now. He will declare a National Security Emergency and clamp down Hard on Everybody, no matter where they live or why. If the guilty won’t hold up their hands and confess, he and the Generals will ferret them out by force.

  3. On to better news – the latest polls show that the gap between Biden and Trump for registered voters is now 10% – with Trump’s disparaging of veterens and brazen lies over the seriousness of the pandemic clearly hurting him. If Trump is to win, as one of his cult members (RickA) believes, then he has to overturn this massive gap in only 7 weeks. At this stage in 2016 he was only 3 per cent behind Clinton and he barely scraped through while overwhelmingly losing the popular vote. If he wins this time it will be also by the skin of his teeth – but it looks ever likely that the orange stain and hus criminal family will be booted out.

    Let’s keep hoping.

  4. I noticed that trump has declared his comments were similar in tone and delivery to those Churchill gave when he went onto rooftops in London and told people “everything is going to be good”.

    Of course, he had to lie — Churchill never did that, but as we see with trump and his two supporters here, lying about everything is all they have.

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