Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Tuesday invoked imagery of an upmarket restaurant as he attempted to brush off reports that President Donald Trump’s White House is engulfed in chaos.
“Have you ever been to a restaurant behind the scenes in the kitchen? I mean, I’m talking about a five-star restaurant,” he said on “Fox & Friends.”
Huckabee said it may seem “like there is chaos back there” in the kitchen but when the food is brought out, diners say it is “the best I have ever had.”
Huckabee continued with the dining analogy:
What I think people are missing is that this is not chaos, this is an administration who has a leader who has so many things going on, he’s pushing so many buttons and so many things are on his table, on his plate, that frankly, his own staff has a hard time keeping up with him. His stamina is simply remarkable.
Fox’s Mike Huckabee denies that the Trump White house is chaotic and incompetent by comparing it to “a five-star restaurant”: “It seems like there’s chaos back there” in the kitchen, but “what they called ‘chaos’ was actually a very careful execution of getting it done right.” pic.twitter.com/9qzTtGbR3F
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) February 5, 2019
Huckabee’s analogy was later picked apart on Twitter:
Yeah, a 5-Star restaurant at the epicenter of a 9.0 earthquake.
I swear the Huckabee family tree is really a telephone pole.
— Kay Merlino (@kay_merlino) February 5, 2019
I’ve never heard of a five star restaurant serving Hambrerders.
— Robert Evinger (@EvingerRobert) February 5, 2019
Unfortunately that 5-star restaurant has given us all salmonella & e coli
— EbethNeedsWine (@ebethhasissues) February 5, 2019
When you think Sbarro is a five-star restaurant…
— Adam Lockett (@AdamLockett34) February 5, 2019
This is the stupidest take ever take’d.
— Smocking Hot Covfefe ⭕️☠️⭕️ (@Good_Lt) February 5, 2019
A 5-star restaurant that serves 5 kinds of hamberders of varying grease levels.
Huckabee needs a new joke writer. Or a new brain. Commander-in-chef, my ass! pic.twitter.com/5BCo78GZS0
— UnitCharlie (@tangramgenie) February 5, 2019