A headline on Politico.com sought to say how media outlets are “struggling” to assign blame for the current shutdown of the federal government.
Are you kidding me? I know who’s to blame. Someone just needed to ask me.
It’s Donald John “Deal Maker in Chief” Trump Sr.! He’s the man. He’s the one. He’s the guy who’s got to shoulder the blame.
How do I know that? Because the president of the United States laid the previous shutdown, which occurred in 2013, at the feet of Barack H. Obama, his presidential predecessor.
He said the president has to lead. He’s the one elected by the entire country. The president has to step up, take charge, bring members of Congress to the White House, clunk their heads together and tell ’em shape up, settle their differences and get the government running again.
Trump said all that. He was right.
But now that Trump is the man in charge, he has retreated into the background. Trump is pointing fingers at Democrats. He says they are to blame solely for the shutdown.
Give me a break!
A president is supposed to lead. We elect presidents to run the government. They stand head and shoulders above the 100 senators and 435 House members. When the government shudders and then closes its doors, we turn to the president to show us the way back to normal government functionality.
Donald Trump hasn’t yet shown up to lead the government out of its darkness.
Who’s to blame? It’s the guy who called it in 2013.
This is Trump’s Shutdown. Pure and simple.
If only he’d kept his trap shut when he was a mere commercial real estate mogul and reality TV host …