Trump Says He Isn’t Looking to Blame America’s Past Leaders, But Then Does So 6 Times

When Donald Trump is at home in the United States he spends much of his time denigrating the country, its people, and it’s leaders, past and present. His campaign slogan of “America First” might actually be a shortened version that originally read “Blame America First.” This is the sort of common anti-American spiel that is standard in the Trump repertoire. He’s been doing this throughout his visit to Canada for the G7 meeting, and we can expect more of that when he’s in Singapore with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un next week.

Donald Trump

Trump held a brief press avail prior to his departure from Quebec. It was predictably full of the open animosity he has for America, particularly the media that he despises. But he clearly didn’t want to leave anyone else out as he trashed the country and those who have represented it. He made a special note of blaming President Obama for Russia’s invasion of Crimea. But guess who he didn’t blame? Russia.

After chastising Obama for allegedly doing nothing when Russia annexed Crimea, Trump couldn’t explain why he’s done nothing about Russia’s continued occupation. Point of fact: Obama did respond to the annexation with sanctions and leading the effort to boot Russia out of the G7. Trump is now advocating for Russia to be readmitted to the G7 and for the sanctions to be removed. Even though Russia is still in Crimea and is guilty of crimes around the world, including in the U.S.

However, what really stood out in his remarks was a whopping dose of hypocrisy that was astronomical, even for him. Trump sought to minimize the frequent attacks he makes on his fellow Americans. Not that he cares about the harm he’s doing to the country’s reputation. It was probably just his way pretending to have some sort of emotional balance. He failed miserably. The failure became unavoidably apparent in a comment that everyone knew he couldn’t possibly believe when he said unconvincingly that, “I’m not looking to criticize people that were preceding me.” But that claim was blown apart by almost everything else he said during the Q&A. In fact, he explicitly contradicted himself six times in the brief press event where he also said:

  • “The United States has been treated very, very unfairly treated. And I don’t blame other leaders for that. I blame our past leaders.”
  • “I don’t blame them. I blame our leaders.”
  • “Because the United states leaders of the past didn’t do a good job on trade – and again, I’m not blaming countries. I’m blaming our people that represented our past.”
  • “I don’t blame them, as I said. I blame our past leaders.”
  • “It’s the fault of the people that preceded me.”
  • “They were missing in action, our leaders.”

Does that sound like someone who isn’t “looking to criticize people” that preceded him? Of course not. Trump has always blamed everyone else for his own failures. This is just another lame attempt to gaslight the press and the public by making obviously contradictory statements intended to confuse and distract. But the only people this tactic works on are his own Deplorable disciples who are too dumb to see through it. It’s really pretty pathetic. But it’s also somewhat frightening that anyone embraces Trump’s open disdain for our country and is fooled by his obvious bullshit.

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Here is the full video of the press event, if you have the stomach for it.

Pathological Liar Donald Trump Tells World Press that the U.S. Media is ‘Unbelievably Dishonest’

This weekend Donald Trump was in Canada doing what he does best: Insulting the media and embarrassing the nation wherever he happens to be in the world. It’s one thing for Trump to relentlessly slander the free press in the U.S., but when he takes that show on the road he is only making the problems and perils of the foreign press much worse. He is, in fact, empowering censorship and oppression around the world.

Donald Trump

During an impromptu press avail in Quebec on Saturday, the President delivered a frighteningly stilted reading of prepared remarks regarding the G7 meeting that just concluded. Then he took a few questions from the gathered media. The first question asked at this event seems like a plant by Trump or his staff. The unknown “reporter” asked:

“Mr. President, you are about to embark on what may be the most important meeting you’ve ever had in you life. What’s in your gut? Neels of ster…uh. steel nerves, or butterflies?”

Apparently this ass-kisser’s nerves weren’t very steely. Later near the end of the affair, Trump was asked about his obsession with tearing down the media (video below):

Reporter: Here in Canada you’ve attacked the U.S. press back home, but you’ve also done it on foreign soil. I guess I’d like to ask you why you do that?
Trump: Because the U.S. press is very dishonest, much of it. Not all of it. I have some folks in your profession that are with the U.S., U.S. citizens, proud citizens there. Reporters. These are some of the most outstanding people I know. But there are many people in the press that are unbelievably dishonest. They don’t cover stories the way they’re supposed to be. They don’t even report them in many cases if they’re positive. So there’s tremendous…tremen…you know, I came up with the term “fake news.” It’s a lot of fake news. At the same time I have great respect for many of the people in the press.

Let’s just get this out of the way: The “reporters” Trump regards as “outstanding people” and “proud citizens” are exclusively from Fox News. The rest of the media Trump has long ago dismissed as “the enemy of the American people.” They are who he is now insulting in front of an assembly of journalists from around the world. His complaint that “They don’t cover stories the way they’re supposed to be,” reveals his mindset that the press has an obligation to cover him positively. He says that literally in his next sentence. And that confirms the well established fact that Trump thinks anything negative about him is fake news (a term he certainly did not come up with).

During this Q&A Trump accidentally took a question from a reporter from CNN who asked him about the obvious tensions between him and some of the other leaders at the G7. Trump then asked him who he was with. When the reporter said CNN, Trump rolled his eyes and said:

“I figured. Fake news CNN. The worst. I could tell by the ques…I had no idea you were with CNN. After the question I was just curious as to who you were with. You’re with CNN.”

That’s how this president deals with a perfectly reasonable inquiry about his notably poor relations with his international counterparts. He eventually answered saying that his relationships with other leaders is “on a scale of zero to ten, a ten.” And if that isn’t a sign of an acute delusional psychosis, what is?

How Fox News Deceives and Controls Their Flock:
Fox Nation vs. Reality: The Fox News Cult of Ignorance.
Available now at Amazon.