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Malloy Compares Trump to Vietnam

February 6, 2017 By Staff
Malloy Compares Trump to Vietnam

In an interview with Politico on Sunday, Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) compared Donald Trump to the Vietnam War.

A Politico article published on Sunday discussed how Democrats in Washington and around the country are confronting the Trump era. Most surprising, though, was Dan Malloy’s takeaway: Trump is like Vietnam.

More, from Politico‘s Edward-Isaac Dovere (emphasis ours):

But Democrats readily acknowledge Trump won last year in part by sparking so many simultaneous outrages among the left that they all blended together. Trump’s White House so far is following that model.

“I don’t know whether we can count on him to do that for the full four years, but if he keeps it up, folks aren’t going to go away,” said Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, chairman of the Democratic Governors Association. “Quite frankly, this is Vietnam at its height. The only thing that resolved Vietnam was America leaving Vietnam. I suspect in some ways, the only thing that’s going to resolve this is when Donald Trump leaves Washington.”

While many Democrats are alarmed at the prospects of four years with Donald Trump in the White House, few have gone to Malloy’s extent: comparing Trump’s nascent administration to a war that killed 58,200 Americans.

Trump lost Connecticut to Hillary Clinton by a margin of 54-42, but we have few doubts that Malloy’s comments will raise a few eyebrows among Trump – and even Clinton – supporters.