How many ways can you blame Donald Trump for your troubles?

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The rumor mill has been buzzing a LOT lately about President Donald Trump – the sequel. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reported this last week.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis “would be considered” as a potential vice presidential running mate if he runs again in 2024, former President Donald Trump said Thursday.

Trump, speaking to Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business Network, said DeSantis would “certainly” be a consideration for vice president, and called him a “friend” and a “great guy.”

“He’s a friend of mine,” Trump said. “I endorsed Ron, and after I endorsed him, he took off like a rocket ship. He’s done a great job as governor.”

Trump said the idea of a Trump-DeSantis ticket seems to have appeal.

If there is a Trump-DeSantis ticket, I think there would be jubilation on both sides of the aisles. The pro-Trump forces would galvanize as if championing a holy cause and the anti-Trump forces would once again be able to demonize the man they love to hate. It would also give both sides a whipping boy to blame for their own failings. If you have made an error, no need to feel accountable, simply blame Trump. If something has gone wrong in your life, fate is not the culprit, its Donald Trump. What follows are several examples of how people have managed to deflect from their personal failings by saying (in no uncertain terms) “Don’t blame me! Blame Donald Trump.”

1

The Gateway Pundit reported that “Mayor Lori Lightfoot Blames TRUMP for Turmoil with Chicago Teachers Union.”

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot ordered teachers back to school on Monday for in-person learning during a press conference on Sunday. Lightfoot added that her administration “will take action” against those teachers who do not report back to work. The Chicago teachers refused to go back to work anyway. On Tuesday Lori Lightfoot lashed out — not at the teachers union — but at President Donald Trump.

Lightfoot didn’t invoke the name of the nation’s 45th president but she suggested the ongoing impasse between Chicago Public Schools and CTU, over whether it is safe to return to in-person instruction as early as Thursday, stems from the failed vaccine rollout under former President Donald Trump.

2

The Post Millennial points out that “Cuomo blames Trump for nursing home death scandal.” (Here it for yourself here. Quote below.)

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo answered questions at a press conference on Monday, saying both that the scandal involving excess deaths in nursing homes was a Trump political scandal, and that unvaccinated young people risk killing their grandmothers.

“Nursing homes is being looked at by the Eastern District. That was a political investigation started by Donald Trump, who politicized not just COVID, but politicized nursing homes and policies toward nursing homes.”

3

Some people think Donald Trump is responsible for 180,000 unplanned pregnancies. (Don’t tell Melania!!!) Reason reported this

“The Biden administration is working to reverse a Trump-era family policy directive that…officials believe may have resulted in an estimated 180,000 unplanned pregnancies,” reports Newsweek. The startling estimate comes from a new proposal from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to rescind the Trump-era rule. But to get this unintended pregnancy estimate, the health agency had to make some pretty big leaps in logic.

The biggest flaw with the HHS estimate is that it assumes a lot of people not receiving family-planning services subsidized by a particular federal government program in 2019 simply went without any birth control or family-planning measures at all.

4

Don’t blame the dog! Blame Trump.

MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski gave the reason Thursday she thinks President Joe Biden’s dog Major bit a White House staffer earlier in March. During the broadcast of “Morning Joe,” Brzezinski jokingly explained that when Major bit the staffer, he was “channeling” bad “juju” and “uncomfortable vibes” that she hinted were left over in the White House from former President Donald Trump. (Watch it here.)

5

This one, wow. An 82-year-old alleged drunk driver smashes golf cart, blames Trump for chugging vodka

Retiree Cary De Van reportedly told cops in central Florida that he became enraged while watching President Trump speak Thursday, started chugging vodka, then hopped aboard a golf cart in his retirement community, where he allegedly drove the vehicle into a concrete curb, according to The Smoking Gun. The impact broke the cart’s axle and damaged its windshield.

6

When California Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell was caught sleeping with an alleged Chinese spy (who subsequently fled the country), he was embarrassed with his career in jeopardy. So, what did he do? Of course, he blamed Trump for leaking the story about his misstep. He told Politico…

“I’ve been a critic of the president. I’ve spoken out against him. I was on both committees that worked to impeach him,” Swalwell said in an interview on Tuesday. “The timing feels like that should be looked at.”

In case you’re curious for more info on that, check out the tweet below.

7

Lifezette posted a story that had me shaking my head in amazement at the utter absurdity inherent in this story. Another wow in my list that seems to be non-ending.

A recent Harvard graduate who threatened to “stab” anyone who told her “all lives matter” has been fired from her job, she announced in a tearful video. Claira Janover, who said in a viral but since-deleted TikTok post that she would “stab” those with “the nerve” to say “all lives matter,” posted several tearful videos explaining that her new employer, Deloitte, had fired her.

“I know this is what Trump supporters wanted because standing up for Black Lives Matter put me in a place online to be seen by millions of people,” Janover explained. “The job that I worked really hard to get and meant a lot to me just called me and fired me because of everything.” In a second video, Janover claimed that “Trump supporters took my job away from me.”

8

The ailment known as Trump Derangement Syndrome is not exclusive to the USA as evident by this Daily Mail report.

An Australian nurse has blamed former US president Donald Trump for a road-rage incident where he rammed into a car a ‘dozen times’ in a McDonald’s drive-through. The driver, 63, became impatient in the Albury, New South Wales, McDonald’s drive-thru and began to bump the car in front at 1.30pm on January 7. The nurse pleaded guilty to three charges on Monday, including negligent driving, and driving under the influence in Albury Local Court. 

During the court proceedings it was revealed that the nurse had consumed three glasses of wine at the Commercial Club in Albury before he arrived at the nearby McDonald’s. His defence solicitor Piers Blomfield argued that he had become angered after listening to Donald Trump during the US election before entering the McDonald’s. 

9

I honestly don’t know how to comment on this one. “Wow” does not even come close. Here is a quote from the New York Post.

Former first lady Michelle Obama says she’s suffering from “low-grade depression” in part because of President Trump.

“I’m dealing with some form of low-grade depression. Not just because of the quarantine, but because of the racial strife and just seeing this administration. Watching the hypocrisy of it day in and day out is dispiriting,” Obama said in her new podcast.

The Obamas still live in DC. Their home is less than two miles from the White House in a quiet neighborhood of mansions. First daughter Ivanka Trump lives around the corner. The former first lady remains revered by Democrats and said she tries to keep up routines such as working out to feel better.

Okay, there’s no topping that last one. That’s it for today. More tomorrow.

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