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Donald Trump: My Presidency Is an Embarrassing Failure, But It's Not My Fault

Posted by on Oct. 17, 2017 at 2:13 AM
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(It is his fault.)

Nearly one year after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, and by any objective measure, his tenure has been an embarrassing failure characterized by humiliating legislative defeats, unprecedented scandal, and a remarkable amount of vociferous support of literal white supremacists. In a surprising development, though, one of the myriad voices offering a frankly critical review of Donald Trump's performance is none other than... Donald Trump.

During a Cabinet meeting this morning, after asserting that he maintains "great relationships" with "most" Republican senators, the president made a startling admission.
We’re not getting the job done.
Yes, in this tradition of Harry S Truman and pretty much every commander-in-chief worth a damn who has served since then, President Trump acknowledges that a political party's failings must necessarily be blamed on its leadership, and that the GOP's hilarious inability to pass any legislation of note despite controlling the White House and both chambers of Congress rests squarely at Trump's feet. Perhaps this signals a new era of the administration in which his patented brand of pathological narcissism finally way to the type of leadership that he has long promis—
And I’m not going to blame myself, I’ll be honest. They are not getting the job done.


Oh.



We’ve had health care approved, and then you had a surprise vote by John McCain
Among others, of course.
I can understand where Steve Bannon’s coming from
...a place that legitimately imperils your legislative majorities, the sum total of whatever you call a coherent policy agenda, and perhaps even your presidency itself? Cool.
I can understand where a lot of people are coming from, cause I’m not happy about it, and lot of people aren’t happy about it.
To be clear, "it" in this scenario refers to his presidency, which, again, is a thing that has been an abject failure.
The president went on to utter of some his standard-fare lies about his recent decision to end payments that make health insurance affordable to low-income Americans ("I cut off the gravy train"), and about the continued viability of the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare is finished, it’s dead, it’s gone. You shouldn’t even mention it... There is no such thing as Obamacare anymore."). But it's the single undeniable truth he uttered—however quickly he may have attempted to retract it—that stands out. Donald Trump is an inept, talentless president, and those who believe otherwise need only listen to the wise words of the man himself.

https://www.gq.com/story/donald-trump-admits-failure?mbid=social_facebook
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BmoreRavens
by Silver Member on Oct. 17, 2017 at 3:16 AM
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Trump did not say that his presidency is an embarrassing failure .... and  there are things that are not his fault.

The elitist, globalist, Republicans do not want Trump to be president anymore than the Democrats do. There is a lot of resistance, obstructing, and it is on the Republicans that they have had 8 YEARS to come up with a new healthy care plan, and failed. The have a lot of nerve complaining about Obamacare when they did not come up with a better plan before Trump even took office.

There are a lot of good things that Trump has done that you don't even here about.  Here is one example:


President Donald J. Trump Proclaims September 15 through October 15, 2017, as National Hispanic Heritage Month

NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH, 2017

- - - - - - - 

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans who have helped shape our great Nation.  We are grateful for the many contributions Hispanic American men and women make to our society and the vibrancy they weave into our American culture.

From America's earliest days, Hispanic Americans have played a prominent and important role in our national heritage, and Hispanic Americans continue to embody the pioneering spirit of America today.  Demonstrating a steadfast commitment to faith, family, and hard work, Hispanic Americans lift up our communities and our economy as entrepreneurs, executives, and small business owners, and make contributions in areas such as science, art, music, politics, academia, government, and sports.  In fact, Hispanic-owned small businesses are the fastest growing businesses in America, starting at a pace 15 times the national average over the last decade.  Hispanic Americans own more than three million American businesses and serve with honor in all branches of the Armed Forces, continuing a strong legacy of dedication to our country that has seen the Medal of Honor awarded to 60 Hispanic Americans.  Hispanic Americans are a testament to the American promise that anyone can succeed in the United States through hard work.

Hispanic Americans strengthen our bonds with our Latin American neighbors, with whom we share a rich history.  We are united with them in hemispheric solidarity, based on a shared commitment to democratic principles.  To secure a more prosperous, free Western Hemisphere, we are working to advance and maintain democracy in the region and secure free and fair trade among our regional partners.  My Administration is dedicated to securing human rights in Cuba and Venezuela, and strengthening our cultural and philosophical ties with all our Latin American partners.

This month, we recognize the countless contributions of Hispanic Americans that help make our Nation a thriving and secure land of opportunity.  To honor the achievements of Hispanic Americans, the Congress by Public Law 100-402, as amended, has authorized and requested the President to issue annually a proclamation designating September 15 through October 15 as "National Hispanic Heritage Month."

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 15 through October 15, 2017, as National Hispanic Heritage Month.  I call upon public officials, educators, librarians, and all Americans to observe this month with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.

DONALD J. TRUMP  


ILive4This
by Robin on Oct. 17, 2017 at 4:11 AM
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Yes, he has great relationships with Rep senators. Except Corker, McCain, Murkowski, Collins.............

I'm shocked, shocked I tell you that he didn't take responsibility for the inability to get ANYTHING done. At least he did admit that nothing has been done. Baby steps.

D-Town
by Platinum Member on Oct. 17, 2017 at 4:33 AM
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The problem is that Trump has no idea how government works. He has no idea how or even what the constitution works. He has no idea what is entailed in creating a passing a bill. 


How a government works is not a simple process. It's not just get elected and start telling everyone what to do. There are rules that have to be followed and compromises that have to be made. Trump understands NONE of that. 


His lack of understanding is why he's failing. And to be honest, that isn't his fault. That is the fault of the yahoo's that were too sexist to elect a woman president. 

turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Oct. 17, 2017 at 4:46 AM
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He is an embarassment....signed the rest of the world.

EDITED TO ADD:....except Russia LOL

meriana
by Ruby Member on Oct. 17, 2017 at 10:08 AM
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Quoting D-Town:

The problem is that Trump has no idea how government works. He has no idea how or even what the constitution works. He has no idea what is entailed in creating a passing a bill. 


How a government works is not a simple process. It's not just get elected and start telling everyone what to do. There are rules that have to be followed and compromises that have to be made. Trump understands NONE of that. 


His lack of understanding is why he's failing. And to be honest, that isn't his fault. That is the fault of the yahoo's that were too sexist to elect a woman president. 

I agree with most of what you've said, and I'll add that Trump probably thought running the country would be like running his businesses so all he'd need do is state what he wanted to happen and it'd be done. 

I disagee with this: That is the fault of the yahoo's that were too sexist to elect a woman president. 

I didn't vote for Hillary, and never would, (didn't vote for Trump either), and it had nothing to do with her womanhood. Actually I think that those who voted for her simply because she is a woman, (I know they're out there), are the sexist ones

coolmommy2x
by Platinum Member on Oct. 17, 2017 at 10:22 AM
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National Hispanic Heritage Month happens every year, Lyndon Johnson was the first president to proclaim it.

Quoting BmoreRavens:

Trump did not say that his presidency is an embarrassing failure .... and  there are things that are not his fault.

The elitist, globalist, Republicans do not want Trump to be president anymore than the Democrats do. There is a lot of resistance, obstructing, and it is on the Republicans that they have had 8 YEARS to come up with a new healthy care plan, and failed. The have a lot of nerve complaining about Obamacare when they did not come up with a better plan before Trump even took office.

There are a lot of good things that Trump has done that you don't even here about.  Here is one example:

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims September 15 through October 15, 2017, as National Hispanic Heritage Month

NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH, 2017

- - - - - - - 

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans who have helped shape our great Nation.  We are grateful for the many contributions Hispanic American men and women make to our society and the vibrancy they weave into our American culture.

From America's earliest days, Hispanic Americans have played a prominent and important role in our national heritage, and Hispanic Americans continue to embody the pioneering spirit of America today.  Demonstrating a steadfast commitment to faith, family, and hard work, Hispanic Americans lift up our communities and our economy as entrepreneurs, executives, and small business owners, and make contributions in areas such as science, art, music, politics, academia, government, and sports.  In fact, Hispanic-owned small businesses are the fastest growing businesses in America, starting at a pace 15 times the national average over the last decade.  Hispanic Americans own more than three million American businesses and serve with honor in all branches of the Armed Forces, continuing a strong legacy of dedication to our country that has seen the Medal of Honor awarded to 60 Hispanic Americans.  Hispanic Americans are a testament to the American promise that anyone can succeed in the United States through hard work.

Hispanic Americans strengthen our bonds with our Latin American neighbors, with whom we share a rich history.  We are united with them in hemispheric solidarity, based on a shared commitment to democratic principles.  To secure a more prosperous, free Western Hemisphere, we are working to advance and maintain democracy in the region and secure free and fair trade among our regional partners.  My Administration is dedicated to securing human rights in Cuba and Venezuela, and strengthening our cultural and philosophical ties with all our Latin American partners.

This month, we recognize the countless contributions of Hispanic Americans that help make our Nation a thriving and secure land of opportunity.  To honor the achievements of Hispanic Americans, the Congress by Public Law 100-402, as amended, has authorized and requested the President to issue annually a proclamation designating September 15 through October 15 as "National Hispanic Heritage Month."

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 15 through October 15, 2017, as National Hispanic Heritage Month.  I call upon public officials, educators, librarians, and all Americans to observe this month with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.

DONALD J. TRUMP  

Sisteract
by Whoopie on Oct. 17, 2017 at 10:33 AM
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Refuses to acknowledge his own contribution and failings.

Just a reflection on his poor lack of character.

PamR
by Ruby Member on Oct. 17, 2017 at 10:35 AM
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Nothing is ever his fault.  He's that preschooler who blames someone else for his own bad behavior. 

francee89
by Gold Member on Oct. 17, 2017 at 11:31 AM
Obama did the exact same thing last year: https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2016/09/15/presidential-proclamation-national-hispanic-heritage-month-2016

Whose fault is it that he can't unite them as a leader? Trump also proposed many healthcare outcomes that he said would be "so easy" to achieve - lower costs, better care, healthcare for everybody, no cuts to Medicaid - so why doesn't he propose whatever that "so easy" plan was? Why has he endorsed republican plans that break every promise?

Quoting BmoreRavens:

Trump did not say that his presidency is an embarrassing failure .... and  there are things that are not his fault.

The elitist, globalist, Republicans do not want Trump to be president anymore than the Democrats do. There is a lot of resistance, obstructing, and it is on the Republicans that they have had 8 YEARS to come up with a new healthy care plan, and failed. The have a lot of nerve complaining about Obamacare when they did not come up with a better plan before Trump even took office.

There are a lot of good things that Trump has done that you don't even here about.  Here is one example:

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims September 15 through October 15, 2017, as National Hispanic Heritage Month

NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH, 2017

- - - - - - - 

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans who have helped shape our great Nation.  We are grateful for the many contributions Hispanic American men and women make to our society and the vibrancy they weave into our American culture.

From America's earliest days, Hispanic Americans have played a prominent and important role in our national heritage, and Hispanic Americans continue to embody the pioneering spirit of America today.  Demonstrating a steadfast commitment to faith, family, and hard work, Hispanic Americans lift up our communities and our economy as entrepreneurs, executives, and small business owners, and make contributions in areas such as science, art, music, politics, academia, government, and sports.  In fact, Hispanic-owned small businesses are the fastest growing businesses in America, starting at a pace 15 times the national average over the last decade.  Hispanic Americans own more than three million American businesses and serve with honor in all branches of the Armed Forces, continuing a strong legacy of dedication to our country that has seen the Medal of Honor awarded to 60 Hispanic Americans.  Hispanic Americans are a testament to the American promise that anyone can succeed in the United States through hard work.

Hispanic Americans strengthen our bonds with our Latin American neighbors, with whom we share a rich history.  We are united with them in hemispheric solidarity, based on a shared commitment to democratic principles.  To secure a more prosperous, free Western Hemisphere, we are working to advance and maintain democracy in the region and secure free and fair trade among our regional partners.  My Administration is dedicated to securing human rights in Cuba and Venezuela, and strengthening our cultural and philosophical ties with all our Latin American partners.

This month, we recognize the countless contributions of Hispanic Americans that help make our Nation a thriving and secure land of opportunity.  To honor the achievements of Hispanic Americans, the Congress by Public Law 100-402, as amended, has authorized and requested the President to issue annually a proclamation designating September 15 through October 15 as "National Hispanic Heritage Month."

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 15 through October 15, 2017, as National Hispanic Heritage Month.  I call upon public officials, educators, librarians, and all Americans to observe this month with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.

DONALD J. TRUMP  

romalove
by Roma on Oct. 17, 2017 at 11:36 AM
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Forget that.

What about Trump?  What about Trump's claims that he would get us great healthcare, it would cover everyone and be at a tiny fraction of the cost, and it would be so easy?

Did he have a plan? If he did, where the heck is it?  If he didn't, why did he lie?

And why, as one of his biggest supporters, are you not holding him to his promises?  

Quoting BmoreRavens:

Trump did not say that his presidency is an embarrassing failure .... and  there are things that are not his fault.

The elitist, globalist, Republicans do not want Trump to be president anymore than the Democrats do. There is a lot of resistance, obstructing, and it is on the Republicans that they have had 8 YEARS to come up with a new healthy care plan, and failed. The have a lot of nerve complaining about Obamacare when they did not come up with a better plan before Trump even took office.

There are a lot of good things that Trump has done that you don't even here about.  Here is one example:

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims September 15 through October 15, 2017, as National Hispanic Heritage Month

NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH, 2017

- - - - - - - 

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans who have helped shape our great Nation.  We are grateful for the many contributions Hispanic American men and women make to our society and the vibrancy they weave into our American culture.

From America's earliest days, Hispanic Americans have played a prominent and important role in our national heritage, and Hispanic Americans continue to embody the pioneering spirit of America today.  Demonstrating a steadfast commitment to faith, family, and hard work, Hispanic Americans lift up our communities and our economy as entrepreneurs, executives, and small business owners, and make contributions in areas such as science, art, music, politics, academia, government, and sports.  In fact, Hispanic-owned small businesses are the fastest growing businesses in America, starting at a pace 15 times the national average over the last decade.  Hispanic Americans own more than three million American businesses and serve with honor in all branches of the Armed Forces, continuing a strong legacy of dedication to our country that has seen the Medal of Honor awarded to 60 Hispanic Americans.  Hispanic Americans are a testament to the American promise that anyone can succeed in the United States through hard work.

Hispanic Americans strengthen our bonds with our Latin American neighbors, with whom we share a rich history.  We are united with them in hemispheric solidarity, based on a shared commitment to democratic principles.  To secure a more prosperous, free Western Hemisphere, we are working to advance and maintain democracy in the region and secure free and fair trade among our regional partners.  My Administration is dedicated to securing human rights in Cuba and Venezuela, and strengthening our cultural and philosophical ties with all our Latin American partners.

This month, we recognize the countless contributions of Hispanic Americans that help make our Nation a thriving and secure land of opportunity.  To honor the achievements of Hispanic Americans, the Congress by Public Law 100-402, as amended, has authorized and requested the President to issue annually a proclamation designating September 15 through October 15 as "National Hispanic Heritage Month."

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 15 through October 15, 2017, as National Hispanic Heritage Month.  I call upon public officials, educators, librarians, and all Americans to observe this month with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.

DONALD J. TRUMP  


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