Now that Fox News is all in for Donald Trump, it rustled up a guest to help muster the troops behind him: by likening Trump to General George S. Patton. Minus the war experience or even military service, of course.
Stanley Hubbard, CEO of Hubbard Broadcasting, was “no fan of Donald Trump,” as Fox host Neil Cavuto mentioned. Now Hubbard is not only endorsing Trump, but likening him to a renowned World War II general:
HUBBARD: I’ve been thinking about this, and you know who was a great general? George S. Patton, and before World War II started, the high command thought about throwing him out because he wasn’t a gentleman. He didn’t speak nicely in front of women. He was uncouth, but guess what? He did a great job, and we need probably someone that says it the way it is and perhaps someone who isn’t accepted in all parlors, but one who will tell the American people, "Here’s what we have to do, let’s go get ‘em," and not pull punches.
Other than the uncouth aspect, it’s hard to think of anything Patton and Trump have in common. Patton was a seasoned military officer before World War II, whereas Trump is a former reality show star and businessman with no political or policy experience.
Not even Cavuto seemed to quite buy the comparison. “You talk about your kids and grandkids, you just tell them to cover their ears if Donald Trump is speaking sometimes or what?” he asked.
But Hubbard stuck to his guns, so to speak. He said he hasn’t heard Trump “use too much bad language over the air,” but “when he’s speaking, he’s tough.” Patton, on the other hand, “probably used language that Donald Trump doesn’t use, but we need is somebody who’s got guts, and who isn’t afraid to say what has to be done, and that’s Donald Trump.”
Next thing you know, Fox will find someone to liken Trump to Jesus Christ, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, all wrapped up in one person.