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Wed Apr 5, 2017, 07:13 PM

Personal irresponsibility: A concise history of Trumps buck-passing - Dana Milbank

https://www.washingtonpost.com/b94fc804-1a31-11e7-9887-1a5314b56a08_story.html?utm_term=.3812380e4e9f

“I inherited a mess!” President Trump complained at a news conference with Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Wednesday afternoon.

For the second day in a row, he blamed the Obama administration for Tuesday’s chemical weapons attack by Syria’s Assad regime and, for good measure, he blamed his predecessor for “one of the worst deals I have ever witnessed,” with Iran. “Whether it’s the Middle East, whether it’s North Korea, whether it’s so many other things, whether it’s in our country, horrible trade deals — I inherited a mess,” he repeated.

No, Mr. President, we’re the ones who inherited a mess. Problems are piling up quickly, and Trump is pointing his finger everywhere but inward.

President George W. Bush years ago spoke of ushering in a new “era of personal responsibility.” Now, Trump has ushered in his own era of personal responsibility: Everything is the responsibility of other persons.

Much has been said of Trump’s attempt to blame this week’s attack in Syria on Obama, because Obama didn’t enforce his 2012 “red line” against the Assad regime using chemical weapons. This blame shifting might have worked better if the attack hadn’t happened on Trump’s watch and if Trump himself hadn’t strenuously and repeatedly opposed military action against Assad.
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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Wed Apr 5, 2017, 07:15 PM

1. Just say "Nobody knew being president could be this hard"

And be done with it.

You are not qualified to run a cookie stand in a parking lot.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 5, 2017, 07:18 PM

2. Heheheheheh

like healthcare is so complicated - stupid fuck

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