During an appearance on Fox News, Governor Mike Huckabee compared Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to characters from the movie Jaws — but the metaphor turned around and bit him in the Arkansas. Speaking with anchor Megyn Kelly, Huckabee urged Republicans to support Trump despite recent events, saying that Trump is basically just like the sea captain played by Robert Shaw in the 1975 blockbuster, whereas Hillary Clinton is literally a great white shark trying to kill everyone. One tiny problem, though: Huckabee didn’t remember the film all that well.
“Look I’ve said this about him, Megyn: He’s like Captain Quint in the original movie Jaws,” Huckabee said of Trump (via Buzzfeed News). “He’s vulgar, he’s salty… but hold on here, okay? He’s the guy who’s going to 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.”
In conclusion, Huckabee stated that voters have a choice: “Do you vote for Captain Quint, who’s going to save your family, or do you vote for the shark?” And this is Megyn Kelly stepped in to remind him who actually wins the showdown between Quint and the shark.
“Governor, I hate to be the one to tell you this, but Captain Quint got eaten by the shark at the end of that movie,” Kelly informed Huckabee. Watch the exchange below:
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Secret Jaws fan Megyn Kelly is correct: In the film, Quint’s plan to harpoon the shark backfires, and he is devoured on the deck of his own boat. He doesn’t even kill the shark, as Huckabee insisted; that honor goes to Roy Schneider’s character Brody, who stuffs a scuba tank down the shark’s throat and shoots it with a rifle, killing the creature in the explosion. (Also, the shark returned for three sequels, making it almost as tenacious as Hillary Clinton.)