A recent Leonard Pitts Jr. column asked “What Is Wrong with Trump?” In a letter to the editor in this morning’s Aberdeen American News, my neighbor Pati Koeniguer says what’s wrong with Trump is “the bleeding liberals” (yikes—I check, and I appear not to have any open, running wounds… but there I go thinking Trumpist words mean something):
They are fighting him tooth and nail whenever he tries to get anything done. You should be looking to the House and Senate who put up all the roadblocks.
Obama took eight years to ruin this country, it will take more than six months to fix it. Quit acting like spoiled brats and let the man do his job [Pati Koeniguer, letter to the editor, Aberdeen American News, 2017.08.04].
Trying to blame the minority party for the failure of the majority party controlling Congress and the White House to get things done doesn’t make sense. Donald Trump himself would disagree with Koeniguer’s blame-shifting… or at least he would have before he became President:
Newsweek captures what’s really wrong with Trump on its newest cover:
Lazy, weak, utterly uninformed and incoherent—that’s a short list of what’s wrong with the man occupying the White House. Liberals caused none of that… and it will take liberals and conservatives working together far more than six months to fix the damage those un-Presidential characteristics have done to our great country.