Trump: Obama to blame for Russian hacking
At 5:43 this morning in our nation’s capital, the sun began its skyward journey over America. Forty minutes later, the giant ball of expanding gas that’s destined to swallow up the earth and destroy us all tweeted this:
In case you didn’t catch that, Donald J. Trump thinks the cyber attacks that may have tilted the 2016 presidential election in his favor were his predecessor’s fault.
That’s like blaming a hotel manager for not putting plastic covers on the furniture in your room despite your having a secret golden shower fetish.
Even if there was no overt collusion between Trump’s campaign and the Russians (a big if), he’s hardly blameless. During the campaign he telegraphed his clear support for Putin’s hacking campaign. And he’s literally put more effort into convincing Robert Pattinson to dump Kristen Stewart than investigating a foreign adversary’s attack on our democracy.
Of course, this is pretty much Trump boilerplate. Nothing is ever his fault, and every scrap of good news is a direct result of his healing aura. He takes credit for jobs he didn’t create, books he didn’t write, economic theories that preceded his presidency by 80 years, and stupid ideas (e.g., a solar wall) that he didn’t come up with.
At the same time, his slanderous five-year campaign to cast doubt on Obama’s legitimacy was, according to him, Hillary Clinton’s fault.
But more than anything else, he loves to cast blame on our 44th president. In case you’re keeping score, here are just a few of the things Trump has blamed President Obama for:
Failing to properly vet Trump's national security advisor before Trump appointed him
Getting a Navy SEAL killed during a military raid that Trump ordered
The huge anti-Trump protests taking place across the country
Embarrassing leaks coming from the Trump White House
The economic "mess" Trump inherited from Obama, which led to the addition of an impressive 227,000 jobs in the January 2017 employment report — jobs that Trump immediately took credit for, even though most of them were created before he took office
No doubt the list will continue to grow.