Donald Trump is taking undeserved credit — imagine that, will you? — for Kevin McCarthy’s stunning withdrawal last week from the contest to become the next speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
The GOP presidential candidate said “They’re giving me a lot of credit” for McCarthy dropping out of the congressional campaign.
That’s all part and parcel of Trump’s modus operandi.
He takes credit where none is deserved, along with shuffling blame off on someone else — all while tossing a personal insult or three at various other individuals.
So help me, I never heard anyone giving Trump “credit” for McCarthy backing out of the House leadership race. That is, until Trump said so.
The fact is that McCarthy’s own intemperance got him booted out.
He muttered that amazing fact, er, gaffe about the Benghazi hearing under way in the House, suggesting the committee was formed for the expressed purpose of undercutting HRC’s presidential ambition.
As former Texas Gov. Rick Perry might say …