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Mike Huckabee likens Trump to Captain Quint, has apparently never seen ‘Jaws’

Well, that was awkward.


Austin Powell

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Posted on Oct 12, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 7:52 pm CDT

If you’re going to make a long-winded analogy about the 2016 election that hinges on the plot of Jaws, it helps if you’ve actually seen the movie. 

Last night Mike Huckabee appeared on Fox News with Megan Kelly to make a simple pitch to the American people: 

“[Trump’s] like Captain Quint in the original movie Jaws. He’s vulgar, he’s salty, he might even get drunk. … He’s the guy who’s gonna save your butt and save your family. And so at the end of the day, when he kills the shark, you’re happy about it. Now, Hillary is the shark. She’s gonna eat your boat, she’s gonna have open borders, immigration out the kazoo, and so the choice is, do you vote for Captain Quint, who’s gonna save your family, or do you vote for the shark?”

There’s just one small problem, as Kelly gleefully reminded him: Quint was eaten by the shark, which seems a fitting enough end to this presidential race but surely not what Huckabee was getting at. 

The exchange caught the attention of Jaws star Richard Dreyfuss, who set the record straight. 

If you need a refresher on the actual plot, our own Aly Keves recently watched it for the first time

H/T Mediaite

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*First Published: Oct 12, 2016, 10:25 am CDT