Donald Trump is the classic case of the perpetual victim. He’s the only person I’ve ever seen brag about how rich and successful he supposedly is — then cry about how “unfair and rigged” the system is against him.
Seeing as Trump’s lack of intelligence is so unbelievably astounding, it goes without saying a lot of what he says doesn’t make much sense. In fact, Trump’s such a buffoon that when he uses one of his go-to talking points about last year’s election, he’s actually insulting himself.
On Thursday, like he has many times before, he told reporters that all these controversies pertaining to possible collusion between his campaign and Russia are nothing more than a “pure excuse for the Democrats having lost an election that they should have easily won.”
First, it’s the FBI and U.S. intelligence officials, not Democrats, who’ve been investigating his campaign’s connections to Russian officials for nearly a year. Even now, with Republicans controlling both the House and the Senate, Democrats don’t have a great deal of power in Congress to lead any investigation into whether or not he’s possibly a traitor.
Nobody made Trump repeatedly praise Vladimir Putin during an election where Russia was clearly trying to influence Americans to help him defeat Hillary Clinton. Nobody forced Trump to surround himself with a bizarre number of people with ties to Russia, or lash out at U.S. intelligence reports indicating Russian agents were behind the cyber attack against Clinton’s campaign and the DNC.
While it’s true most Democrats have been pushing for more investigations to look into what, if anything, occurred between Trump’s campaign and Russia during last year’s election, they’ve had very little to do with spearheading the current investigations. Especially considering the FBI began their investigations long before the actual election, itself.
But the part of this talking point he uses quite a bit that always makes me laugh is where he says Democrats should have “easily won” last year’s election. While I don’t deny that’s true, Trump doesn’t seem to realize the reason why many felt Democrats were headed for an easy victory was because of how awful and incompetent Trump was as a candidate.
Otherwise, candidates aside, Republicans were really the “favorites” heading into the 2016 election.
Since Harry Truman followed FDR in 1945, only one other time has the same party won three-straight presidential elections; Ronald Reagan in ’80 and ’84, followed by George H.W. Bush in 1988. So, while Clinton was considered a huge favorite going into last year’s election, regardless of opponent, over 70 years of political history was actually working against her and the Democratic party.
So when Trump constantly whines about the on-going investigations into the possibility that he may have committed treason on his path to the White House, claiming it’s nothing more than Democrats being bitter over losing an election he claims “they should have easily won,” all he’s really doing is admitting what the vast majority of the country already knows: That he was one of the worst presidential candidates in U.S. history who needed assistance from a foreign enemy helping him slander his opponent on his way to becoming one of the biggest losers ever “elected” to the White House.
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