Trump plays blame game after Obamacare “repeal” fails

For now, the effort to replace Obamacare with Trumpcare (a.k.a. Obamacare 2.0) has failed, thanks to the courageous work of Conservatives who knew that, despite claims to the contrary, it failed to deliver on the GOP promise to completely repeal the Affordable Care Act. That’s great news, but you wouldn’t know it by reading Donald Trump’s Twitter account this weekend.

As Donald Trump came back to earth following his first policy defeat, the winningest winner that ever won—”Please Mr. President, It’s too much winning! We can’t take it anymore!”—went to work blaming everyone but himself for his failure. And while playing the blame game, he took the opportunity to target several of his political enemies, which I believe was the primary goal all along.

First, he blamed the Democrats. Then he went to work attacking Paul Ryan, an enemy of his since before the election when Ryan stated that he refused to support Donald Trump. Trump was a bit cowardly with this one, choosing to allow a proxy to do his dirty work. Using a tweet to promote his favorite so-called news service, FOX News, he encouraged his army of Trumpbots to tune in Saturday night to watch his BFF Judge Jeanine.

JJ happened to lead off her program with a call for Paul Ryan to step down as Speaker, and while she claimed that Trump was unaware that she would do so, she spent most of the remaining program defending the Donald because he had nothing to do with the failure to pass Trumpcare.

Speaking of defending Trump, NewsMax reported over the weekend that supporters across America are blaming the “failure” to pass Trumpcare on everyone but their Cheeto Jesus. But hey, at least he didn’t shoot anybody, although, that would matter either.

Trump then targeted the Conservatives who essentially saved America, and indirectly the Trump presidency and the GOP, by blocking this fake repeal of Obamacare.

Clever how Trump threw Planned Parenthood in the mix, isn’t it? Included with Trumpcare was a temporary defunding of the abortion provider in order to win the support of pro-life voters. In reality, this was simply a political stunt because Planned Parenthood can be defunded on its own if only Donald Trump and the GOP had the courage to do so. SAD.

In addition to his Twitter activity, it was also reported over the weekend that Trump places part of the blame for Trumpcare’s failure on his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who was in the middle of a family ski vacation with his family in Aspen last week. Trump also blamed his chief of staff, Reince Priebus, and HHS Secretary Tom Price.

In reality, Donald Trump didn’t care how this turned out. Win or lose, he knew he would be able to use the outcome to make himself the center of attention while doing the one thing he loves to do 24/7—destroying anyone who refuses to bow at his altar. And in that regard, Trumpcare was a complete success.

But don’t worry, America, Trump still has it all figured out.

And after all, isn’t letting Obamacare fail by doing nothing the reason we gave Trump and the Republicans control of Washington in the first place?


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