"I inherited a mess with jobs. Despite the statistics, you know, my statistics are even better, but they are not the real statistics because you have millions of people that can’t get a job, O.K. And I inherited a mess on trade. I mean we have many, you can go up and down the ladder. But that’s the story. Hey look, in the meantime, I guess, I can’t be doing so badly, because I’m president, and you’re not. You know. Say hello to everybody, O.K.?"
The above ramblings, believe it or not come directly from the President. Of the United States. Of America. Donald Trump.
It's hard to say if anyone still buys into that I-inherited-a-mess bullshit, but it would only be the stupidest of the stupid. Compared to the actual mess that welcomed President Barack Obama upon his inauguration, Trump inherited a day at the beach. He just doesn't know how to play in the sand.
Trump also inherited about $50 Million from his father, but we would have to see his tax returns to verify that number.
Trump took some heat with another of his ubiquitous fibs, this one made immediately after withdrawal of the American Healthcare Act, or Trumpcare as it will forever be known. In his now famous pass-the-buck mode, Trump said, "...you’ve all heard my speeches — I never said repeal it and replace it within 64 days.”
Yes, we have heard all his speeches. Many times he promised to "repeal and replace" on day 1. Other times is was "immediately" or "quickly" or some other instantaneous action, but no, he never said 64 days.
Trump blamed the Democrats for the failure of his health care initiative. According to Trump, "This is not anything but a Democrat health care."
Grammar aside, health care is Trump's responsibility right now and he should do everything in his power to make it work for the American people that he claims to love. Blaming the Democrats is like the Cleveland Indians blaming the Boston Red Sox for their loss in the 2016 World Series.
If you're thinking to yourself, "Hey, asshole, Boston wasn't even IN the 2016 World Series," you'd be right. That's the point.
The Democrats were not invited to participate in the health care discussions, most Republicans weren't even invited. Rand Paul was kicked out of a secret meeting and not even allowed to see the framework of the bill.
The fact, though is that Trump didn't need a single Democratic vote to pass his bill, just as Obamacare was passed without a single Republican vote.
His problem is that he couldn't muster the support within his own party.
This guy's got an excuse for everything. Nothing is his fault. That is not an attractive trait for the leader of the free world. It's time to man up, Mr. President. This is your watch now.
If you want to make it count, you're going to have to stop lying, stop blaming everyone else and start taking responsibility. If you want to be more presidential, remember the words of Harry Truman: "The buck stops here."
One piece of advice, Mr. President: Please don't ever say that nobody knew that tax reform could be complicated.
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