Do you understand the concept behind metaphors, Mike? Short and sweet, it’s saying one thing in terms of another. The altruistic little Dutch boy famously plugged a hole in a dike protecting his Country from the sea, at least until help came.
You think a retired general on an M-1 battle tank matches up – somehow – with that kid? You ever been IN the military? You know how the Chain of Command actually functions? Hint: people die doing what they’re ORDERED to do, no questions asked. It ain’t altruism moving ‘em; it’s pride and indoctrination, two of the forces that make military men so-o-o-o-o attractive to The Donald. What’ll happen when the president ORDERS M-1 canon fire? You working on a metaphor for that?