Donald Trump’s past comes back to haunt him all the time.
And no, we’re not talking about Stormy Daniels (who gives a fuck whether Trump hates sharks and likes to be spanked with Forbes magazine?). Rather, we’re talking about things he’s said and done that are actually relevant to his (hopefully brief) tenure as President.
One of the things about not being able to keep your mouth shut is that if you’re a public figure, people will invariably go back and dig up things you’ve said if you should happen to contradict them by word or deed at some point in the future. That goes double if you’re a controversial public figure and it’s magnified even further if you should happen to get yourself elected President.
For instance, if Oprah does indeed end up running against Trump in 2020 (assuming he’s not in prison by then), well then the media is going to have a field day with all of the effusive praise he’s heaped on her over the years.
Well now that the one-year anniversary of Trump’s inauguration is being celebrated with a government shutdown, he is of course doing everything in his power to dispel the notion that it’s his fault. And sure, he’s blaming Democrats but if you think for a second that he cares one way or another about who gets blamed as long as it’s not him, you’re deluding yourself. He doesn’t care anymore about Paul Ryan or Mitch McConnell than he does about “Chuck and Nancy” and if it turned out that Mitch did something identifiable that would unequivocally exonerate Trump when it comes to who takes the fall for this shutdown, you can believe #MitchTheMotherfucker would be trending in no time flat.
With all of that in mind, let’s go back in time to 2013 and let Donald Trump the citizen explain how Donald Trump the President should definitely be blamed for being an incompetent moron:
So there he is, on Fox & Friends, asked specifically who gets the blame for a shutdown and here’s what he said in case your ears aren’t working:
You say ‘who gets fired?’ It always has to be the top. I mean problems start from the top and they always have to get solved from the top. You know the President’s the leader and he’s gotta get everybody in a room and he’s gotta lead.
As funny as that most assuredly is, don’t let the real punchline be lost on you. Here it is:
You know the interesting thing is that in 25 years or 50 years, when they talk about the government shutdown, they’re gonna be talking about who was the President at that time. They’re not gonna be talking about who the head of the House was, the head of the Senate.
How great is that? Maybe the best challenger for Trump in 2020 is Trump from 2013. That would be some debate to watch, now wouldn’t it?