Social media has exploded in outrage after White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders posted a photo of US President Donald Trump sitting "arrogantly," as some British tabloids referred to it, in former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's armchair. Many Twitter users claimed that Trump was "unworthy" of sitting in a chair that had belonged to the former British PM, who played a key role in saving the UK from Nazi Germany.
People finding it disgusting that Trump sat on Winston Churchill's chair. I strongly agree, Donald doesn't deserve to sit there.— Pħu Kan (@Kdp_11) July 14, 2018
Needs to personally work in concentration camps and make sure he carries out genocides that kills millions before he's worthy of that chair.
How dare he! Trump will never be the statesman that Churchill was!— Horseandcowgirl (@horseandcowgirl) July 14, 2018
Winston Churchill would’ve put a boot up trumps ass https://t.co/ktsYy7iK6m— (((DuneMyThang™))) (@Kris_Sacrebleu) July 13, 2018
45* got to sit in Winston Churchills chair Sir Winston must be rolling over in his grave about Trumps continuing role in destroying democracy in USA #SaveDemocracy #Churchill pic.twitter.com/UMl7s4aQQZ— Kristen's Kulture (@paz4u) July 13, 2018
The farts Churchill ripped in that chair were less gassy and more intelligent than anything that's ever emitted from Trump's cake hole.— Carrie A. Mirfield (@CarrieMirfield) July 14, 2018
Since Trump had the flagrant impertinence to smugly pose in Winston Churchill's armchair…— Chris Lutolf 💃🏽 TimesUp⚖️ (@ChrisLutolf) July 14, 2018
"Mr. President, it's time. Marine One and Air Force One will airlift you and your immediate family anywhere outside the 🇺🇸 you please. 21 minutes until take-off." pic.twitter.com/dineyeXE7s
The only thing Trump has in common with Churchill is an alliance with Russia.— Alt. U.S. Press Sec. (@AltUSPressSec) July 14, 2018
Difference is Churchill did it to destroy the Nazis, and Trump did it to destroy America.
I’d like a reporter to ask @realDonaldTrump to name one thing Winston Churchill did while he was President.— Matthew Gellert (@MatthewGellert) July 14, 2018
Just to see if Trump knows Churchill was never President.
There were those, however, who drew parallels between Trump and Churchill, recalling that the latter was not as much of a saint as some Brits think, even going as far as to say that they might have become friends.
Considering that Churchill was an abhorrent racist, Trump's in good company. pic.twitter.com/i4IGlfBkkP— very stable genius (@InvisibleKraken) July 14, 2018
Trump graces the chair of Churchill. Where once a drunk, racist murderer of millions sat now sits the elected leader of most powerful nation who successfully made the world safer through Korean diplomacy. pic.twitter.com/MyR1wF15go— Be'Havin! (@WrongDoc) July 14, 2018
no word of a lie if churchill was alive right now he'd be trump's biggest fucking admirer, can we pls not pretend he was some noble antifascist— Gordon Maloney (@gordonmaloney) July 13, 2018
If you saw the Winston Churchill movie and how the liberals hated him, the irony was palpable. Trump is exactly like Churchill!— Beth Cox (@Beth_Cox_2) July 13, 2018
Some twitterians admired Trump's work, suggesting that it is comparable to that of the wartime British PM.
The West needs Trump as it needed Churchill in his day. https://t.co/iiTWpqF7Q7— Jim Quinlan (@pax4pax) July 13, 2018
History will show that Trump was the Churchill of our time for our country.— R.W. Hampton (@rwhampton) July 13, 2018