- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Actor Richard Dreyfuss took to Twitter Tuesday evening to correct the record on “Jaws” character Captain Quint, after Mike Huckabee compared the salty sea captain to Donald Trump and the shark to Hillary Clinton.

“[Trump’s] like Captain Quint in the original movie ‘Jaws,’” the former Arkansas governor and Trump supporter told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Monday night, Mediaite reported. “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,” he continued. “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?”

Holding back laughter, Ms. Kelly said Captain Quint “got eaten by the shark at the end of that movie.”

“He died saving the other people!” Mr. Huckabee responded.

Mr. Dreyfuss, who played Matt Hooper in the iconic 1975 film, responded to the exchange on Twitter Tuesday evening.

“Quint did not kill Jaws,” Mr. Dreyfuss wrote.

Indeed, Robert Shaw’s Captain Quint character gets bitten from the waist down and pulled into the ocean by the massive great white shark in Stephen Spielberg’s “Jaws.”

Mr. Dreyfuss added in a separate tweet, “I love @megynkelly.”

The 68-year-old “Madoff” star has been an outspoken critic of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in the 2016 campaign season.

“Trump is a disgusting, dangerous pig. His supporters should abandon him—but don’t let them forget that they did this. What’s done is done,” Mr. Dreyfuss tweeted Saturday, one day after a 2005 recording surfaced of Mr. Trump having a private conversation with Billy Bush, ex-host of “Access Hollywood,” about using his fame to get away with groping women.

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