Trump’s Biggest Enemy Isn’t the Media, Democrats, or Obama – It’s Himself

Being the perpetual victim, at least in his own mind, Donald Trump always has someone else to blame for his own failures. I’ve seen people who don’t like to admit that they were wrong, or who often blame other people for their own issues, but I’ve never seen anyone like Trump. Even when he’s forced to admit he lied, he still comes up with some asinine excuse to avoid actually admitting that he did.

To listen to Trump, it’s clear he sees the media, or even Democrats, as his biggest obstacles in getting his way. In his delusional world, he thinks the media pushing lies and “fake news” about him is inhibiting his ability to, as he likes to say, “make America great again.”

But the truth is, Trump’s biggest obstacle is himself and his own incompetence.

Just look at how he’s handled health care.

He spent weeks throwing several public hissy fits over House Republicans struggling to pass a bill. Eventually they do and he holds a big celebration for it — only to call it “mean” a few weeks later.

Now that Senate Republicans are struggling to get enough votes to pass their horrible health care bill, Trump’s come out and basically said forget trying to replace Obamacare — just repeal it.

For starters, Trump saying that proves that he doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about when it comes to either of these health care bills. The reason why this is such an issue for the GOP is because too many Republicans are aware that a full repeal of Obamacare would be a disaster for the party. Even as watered-down and terrible as these GOP plans are, they’re still not as cruel and heartless as a full repeal. Trump doesn’t seem to understand that it’s the cruelty of what Republicans are trying to do that’s making it difficult for them to get either bill out of Congress.

Meanwhile, he’s too stupid to realize these types of statements are only making it more difficult for Republicans to get either of these bills sent to his desk. All the while continuing to throw public hissy fits about the lack of progress on health care.

Once again, he’s whining and complaining about a problem he’s making much worse.

Speaking of whining and complaining, he also clearly doesn’t seem to understand that his almost daily break downs on Twitter are making it much harder for Republicans to get anything done.

Because Trump’s such an insecure egomaniac, his obsession with having to go after people he doesn’t like takes precedent over everything else. This is someone who seems to spend a great deal of his time obsessing about people he feels have slighted him in some way.

Then when the media covers these tweets, often filled with total contradictions from official White House statements, he then whines more about “fake news.” He’s literally creating the headlines, then bitching about the people writing them.

Meanwhile, since he’s a delicate snowflake who can’t handle criticism, he lashes out at any media entity that writes or says practically anything about him, calling it “fake news” — unless, of course, they say something positive about him.

Yes, Trump’s such an idiot that he’ll call a news outlet “fake” — repeatedlythen cite them later when something they’ve reported benefits him.

That sort of hypocrisy and contradiction isn’t helping his cause, either. It’s not a “good look” for an administration when officials are saying one thing, while the “president” says something completely different. Then, of course, the Trump administration throws a fit that the media dares to report the fact that the official statement from the White House on a particular subject is in complete contradiction to what Trump, himself, said.

But at the heart of this circus is the simple fact that Trump doesn’t know what the hell he’s doing. He doesn’t know much about the Constitution, how our government works, how international diplomacy operates, or how to be an actual leader.

What Trump wants to do is be able to “govern” how he ran his companies — which was essentially like a dictator. He wants to say whatever he wants said, act however he wants to act, and do whatever he wants to do — while nobody questions him or pushes back against him because they’re too busy telling him how wonderful and brilliant everything he does is.

That’s not how this works. 

Even the way he’s reacted to the on-going Russia investigations. Many of the allegations, alone, are enough to warrant plenty of media attention. However, the way in which Trump continues to react to the entire scandal is making things much… much worse.

Obviously the media is going to give a lot of attention to a “president” who’s acting like a textbook example of a guilty person with something to hide. Especially in regards to allegations that his campaign colluded with a foreign government that attacked us on his way to becoming “president.”

Trump also doesn’t do himself any favor proving that he’s more than willing to attack, criticize, or lash out at practically anyone and everyone — except Russia and Vladimir Putin. Because that’s not suspicious or anything.

I guess that’s just more “fake news,” right?

The truth is, because Donald Trump’s completely incompetent, and a bona fide imbecile, he doesn’t understand that his main “enemy” isn’t Democrats, liberals, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, or even the media — it’s himself.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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