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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

BREAKING: Trump accepts blame for stuff

In what may be an unprecedented (as opposed to 'unpresidented') move by President Trump, he has taken responsibility for any communication miscues that have diminished the effectiveness of his message in the start of his administration.

Mr. Trump said on "Fox & Friends" that his joint address to Congress Tuesday tonight will focus on jobs, the military, health care and the border.

He cited his immigration policy and said that perhaps, maybe, possibly the rollout plan to keep out and remove illegal, criminal aliens may have not been "communicated effectively." Yes, he said 'effectively' rather than 'good.'

And in a brave move added, "And maybe that's my fault."


He awarded himself a grade of "C" or perhaps maybe a "C-plus" on communicating, straightforwardly admitting, "My messaging isn't good."


On immigration the president said: "We're getting the bad ones out, the bad people, gang people, drug lords, in some cases, murderers."

"I'm much tougher in getting the bad guys out," he said, comparing himself to former failed President Barack Obama. "He was much less focused on that."

Regarding health care, Trump said his soon-to-be-released replacement for the ACA is "really terrific" and "inclusive," and said Congress is correct in taking their time to repeal the current law.

"I think we have a great plan and I think Congress is absolutely taking a lot of blame, but it's not their fault. I've only been here for--what, is this my fifth week?"

President Trump proposed a $54 billion increase in defense spending as he plans large cuts to the EPA and State Department. He suggested Tuesday that foreign aid would be a target of the cuts.

"We're going to do things having to do with other countries because we're treated very, very unfairly," Mr. Trump said, with an emphasis on the second 'very.' "We're taking care of the military and we're not being reimbursed. They're wealthy countries."

Now that's a very, very good point.

He vowed to use his "Art of the Deal" (available at all major book stores and at Amazon.com) expertise to drive down costs.

"I am going to get involved in negotiating," the president said. "We have many planes and boats and ships . . . we're spending too much money individually on." He added the U.S. would "get a lot more product for our buck."

Some of the monetary increases he said would "come from a revved up economy." He pointed to the manufacturers and auto makers, such as GM, Ford and Carrier, that have announced that they will invest in the U.S.-based factories and jobs since he was elected.

In defense of Mr. Trump, the delay in job creation has been stalled due to Chuck 'Mega-Nostril' Schumer's delay tactics over the confirmation of Scott Pruitt for EPA administrator. When Pruitt "gets going" it's going to mean "thousands and millions of jobs," Trump said. "We have hundreds and hundreds of massive deals that are tied up in environment protection."

The President pledged to provide the U.S. with "the greatest military we've ever had by the time I finish." He then spoke somberly about the January 29th operations mission in Yemen that resulted in the death of a Navy SEAL.

Sen. John McCain criticized the raid saying he would "not describe any operation that results in the loss of American life as a success," which means he believes that the D-Day invasion and Iraqi surge were failures.

Not knowing the classified details of the daring operation, McCain should wait before giving his opinion.


Trump again went after the press, questioning whether many journalists are making up stuff that he refers to as "fake news."

"I believe that sometimes they don't have sources," he said. "I believe that a lot of the sources are made up. I believe a lot of the sources are pure fiction. They just pull it out of thin air."

Except when they report positively about him, even with anonymous sources.