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Trump says he won't accept blame if GOP loses House

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Irresponsible man refuses to accept responsibility? Not surprising.

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Trump is taking a page from the teflon man here in Japan!

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"I have a natural instinct for science, and I will say that you have scientists on both sides of the picture."

AHAHAHAHA !!!! That may be the funniest and stupidest thing he ever said, and God knows there is competition !

"But what I'm not willing to do is sacrifice the economic well-being of our country for something that nobody really knows"

This is stupid for 2 reasons :

Fighting climate change does not sacrifice the economy (for example, renewable energies are a far bigger market than, say, f..g coal).

There are an overwhelming quantity of evidence pointing toward man-made climate change, so EVERYBODY knows, and the others are in pure in simple denial.

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If the Republicans lose the house it will be 100% because of this pea-brained lying fantasist. He really is clueless isn't he.

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Trump says he won't accept blame if GOP loses House

The master of deflection speaks the truth - for once.

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The elitist trust-fund manfant has never accepted responsibility for anything in his whole miserable life!

Hes bracing the cult for Armageddon. The Lemmings are Orange this season....

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Repeatedly stressing what he saw as the achievements of his first two years, Trump said he'd be seeking another term because there was "always more work to do."

"The new motto is Keep America Great," Trump said. "I don't want somebody to destroy it because I can do a great job, but the wrong person coming in after me sitting right at this desk can destroy it very quickly if they don't do the right thing. So no, I'm definitely running."

I wonder in another 2 years will he still feel the same way. I thought there was a good chance he will bow out after 1 term, but he is right about one thing....there is a lot more work to do, especially on debt, nailing down new trade agreements/changes, climate change (the U.S cannot watch from the sidelines) minimum wage and immigration.

I think the top 5 personally.

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We all know what happens when Trump steps in to endorse someone; it makes this worse for the candidate and Trump himself. Hell, Cruz would be in a far better position if Trump had kept insulting him or even just stayed away and Cruz could keep insisting he's not a coward who would sell out his own mother for Trump's endorsement -- because that's what Cruz has done. Well, not his mother, but his father, his wife, and his soul. And every other time Trump has endorsed someone, the exception being Kavanaugh, they have lost, after which Trump says, "Well, I knew they would lose. I said that."

If they lose, it is not 100% Trump's fault. It is 50% Trump's fault, and the rest is the fault of the candidate who did not have the spine to stand up to Trump and has been left having to defend him or herself on why they support the racist and bigoted Trump, why they don't stand behind the victims of sexual assault, and more. They knew this day was coming, and chose to do nothing out of fear or dumb loyalty to a man who will sell them out -- and is already preparing to with the "won't be MY fault!" excuses -- in a second.

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He tends to avoid taking responsibility, apologizing or accepting blame. So, no surprises there.

If Democrats take the House and pursue impeachment or investigations — including seeking his long-hidden tax returns— Trump said he will "handle it very well."

No, no you won't. You'll throw a series of tantrums on twitter and at rallies and you'll lie and obfuscate.

As you always do and always will do.

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Hey Republicans, how does it feel to be thrown under the bus? He has your backs....never.

Has Trump ever in his entire life admitted fault to anything?

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Whatever happened to conservatives taking responsibility for their actions?

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I have a natural instinct for science, and I will say that you have scientists on both sides of the picture."

An ‘instinct’ for science?

In other words, I don’t know anything about science. I have never read a book about science. I haven’t got any inclination whatsoever to learn about science.

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Whatever happened to conservatives taking responsibility for their actions?

Well stated, but I've come to the conclusion that Conservatives shouldn't be equated with Trump supporters, even though Faux News, Putin, Trump, and quite a few posters here may want everyone to think they are.

Trump supporters are just that, those that worship at the shrine of Trump. 

Conservatives, on the other hand, support free trade, want a balanced budget, support a strong response to our No.1 enemy - Russia, and believe in the Constitution (free speech, freedom of religion, etc.).

Trump and his supporters believe in none of that...

But to the topic of the article - of course GOD (the Great Orange Deflector) won't take any responsibility even if every women in the voting booth sees his bloated face while they're pulling the lever for a Democrat.  He's never taken responsibility for anything in his entire life - in addition to a serial liar, he's a serial denier of responsibility...which in itself shows how flawed and sick he is.

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Trump says he won't accept blame if ....

Editors: Please save that. It will save you typing time. But not accepting blame does not necessarily mean you're not to blame; it more often simply means you don't want to learn.

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Well stated, but I've come to the conclusion that Conservatives shouldn't be equated with Trump supporters, even though Faux News, Putin, Trump, and quite a few posters here may want everyone to think they are.

Agreed.

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"Asked if it was appropriate to insult a woman's appearance"

Only Rosie O'Donnell.

"congressional elections"

Oh - this is relevant and enlightening:

From unhinged candidates to violent mobs and brazen hypocrisy, it appears lunacy has invaded the Democratic Party:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZYh-YgYvFQ

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Historically, the party in power does tend to lose support in mid-term elections. Since WW2, only two presidents (Clinton second term and Bush Jr. first term) have managed to gain seats in the House of Representatives during a mid-term, and then only marginally. The Senate is much the same. Clinton and Obama recorded the largest losses, more than 50 seats in the House, in their first mid-terms. So the tide of history works against the party in power. Nate Silver forecasts about a 40 seat gain for the Democrats, so nothing epic or ahistorical there.

We'll see. The GOP is starting to come around, voter enthusiasm is rising, a few Senate races are looking more and more settled (Cruz in Texas is a lock), and the Democrats are still looking for a coherent message.

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Regardless of whether Trump believes he is right or wrong on this issue or regardless of whether he is right or wrong it is quite unprofessional and shows a lack of judgment to come out and say something like this.

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Interesting responses to Trump's words... hopefully everyone looked at his actions and the kind of results he has made not just domestically but internationally.

Interesting too that each issue presented and answered is covered by and commented and opinionated by the writers of the article and those participating here are looking for and using words and phrases that points to the "negatives" that one may place on Trump. The title itself create a negative tone, forcing responsibility of election results on Trump.

Just addressing the title here, Trump really cannot be "responsible" for any election result. While elections are sometimes won by a political machine working the system, it is the individual candidate and his own abilities, efforts and his machine (if any) to help him win. It is the candidate that can "choose" to have Trump on his/her side or oppose Trump and campaign as an opposition. Every candidate faces a different issue particular to his constituents. Every candidate faces such issues differently. There are many in the party that oppose Trump and that is alright. Therefore, the responsibility is with the candidate.

Other issues... Too many to state here. But my first statement to direct everyone to rationally, realistically and pragmatically look at the results gotten as a nation.., not as an individual company, industry, or entity. He is "responsible" for the "entire" nation. At the Federal level, it is international and interstate with States, Cities and Towns looking out for the individual citizen in a certain area. Even at the local level, one action can benefit one person and still negatively affect another. Nothing works out the best for everyone or to everyone's liking.

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Regardless of whether Trump believes he is right or wrong on this issue or regardless of whether he is right or wrong it is quite unprofessional and shows a lack of judgment to come out and say something like this.

Being unprofessional and lacking judgment is Trump's default.

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The complete Idiot-in-Chief would never take the blame for any of his endless list of failures. He is perfect in his own perfectly little mind.

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We all know what happens when Trump steps in to endorse someone; it makes this worse for the candidate and Trump himself.

No, pretty much every candidate got a bump from the Presidents visit.

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/03/opinions/in-gop-trump-bump-has-become-a-tsunami-opinion-kingston/index.html

Hell, Cruz would be in a far better position if Trump had kept insulting him or even just stayed away and Cruz could keep insisting he's not a coward who would sell out his own mother for Trump's endorsement -- because that's what Cruz has done.

Cruz 52%

Beto O’Rourke 45%

Thank you Mr. President

Well, not his mother, but his father, his wife, and his soul. And every other time Trump has endorsed someone, the exception being Kavanaugh, they have lost, after which Trump says, "Well, I knew they would lose. I said that." 

What? Lol

Trump and has been left having to defend him or herself on why they support the racist and bigoted Trump,

So it’s ok to vote for bigoted and racist Democrats? Why?

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From unhinged candidates...

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/411176-gop-candidate-says-he-will-stomp-on-tom-wolfs-face-with-golf-spikes-in-ad

to violent mobs...

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/new-arrests-made-connection-violent-charlottesville-rallies-n915851

and brazen hypocrisy...

https://i.redd.it/rgrsc3k5iyxz.jpg

it appears lunacy has invaded the Democratic Party...

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/01/politics/qanon-trump/index.html

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Trump says he won't accept blame if GOP loses House - Headline

The smart play is to hedge since historically the party out of power does well in the mid-terms and much depends on the turn-out as far as the House is concerned. The senate will be red and redder.

But with the current state of mass dementia with the Dems with no plans for the American people except to resist and obstruct, some folks may unwittingly be counting their chickens before they're hatched.

Americans know how a Pelosi return will mean a legislative stalemate and end of their new found prosperity and 4%+ economic growth.

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Americans know how a Pelosi return will mean a legislative stalemate and end of their new found prosperity and 4%+ economic growth.

Talk about an apocalyptic Democrat nightmare

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Trump wouldn't have all the blame for any GOP losses, but he would have a large part in it.

I've been looking at the choices for the races. 1st is the person running, their stance on things they can actually do something about and their record on those things.

Which party they align with is about 5th on my list of considerations.

Sadly, the people I most aligned with over issues didn't win their primaries, so I'm forced to vote for my 5th pick of the people left in the race this election cycle. The person running for Governor here is my 5th pick (54% aligned), not my first. The opposition for that race is on the list, but only aligns with my positions about 30%. Both of the people left running are running slimy attack ads that aren't totally true. Typical, slimy politics on both sides. I wouldn't trust either as Governor if I had any other choice.

Trump has ZERO to do with most of these races, for me.

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Trump says he won't accept blame

Just insert whatever you want after that.

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typical of him... can't expect much from a moron...

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Cruz at 52%?! Isn't he the guy whose father helped assassinate John F. Kennedy? Or is that story on hiatus?

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Cruz at 52%?! Isn't he the guy whose father helped assassinate John F. Kennedy? Or is that story on hiatus?

As if Texas would ever turn blue, lol.

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"Cruz at 52%?!"

Yea! And despite Taylor Swift's support for Democrat Bredesen in Tennessee, Republican Blackburn is leading 54% to 40%. Go figure.

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I kept telling Democrats to get illegals to vote in Texas instead of California. Not sure why we keep padding our lead in one state when the votes could be put to use in another.

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Since there is no blue wave and the house has only flipped 7 times in the last 150 years, especially during goof economic conditions, it just isn't going to happen. The democrats are showing they ste shallow, corrupt, crass clowns relying on gossip, porn stars, scams snd violent mobs. None of this will get them in. However, nothing is impossible here snd if the RNC does lose it the blame fallls on the idiot leftist wannabe Paul Ryan. He runs the house, he chose to be a total moron while in charge, heading hard left instead of staying Republican. They lose it, it's on him.

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Super: "I kept telling Democrats to get illegals to vote in Texas instead of California."

So... let me get this straight... you not only approve of but encourage illegals to vote. Wow.

So Trump got like 8% of the black vote in 2016. He now has like 36% approval among blacks. The Dems must be getting worried...

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Of course I encourage and support illegals voting. I'm part of the committee that helps organize millions of illegals to vote blue. But why in California? We need those votes in Texas instead. We will have to fire up the buses.

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Why should he, it is not like they have been exactly working with him to solve problems. Trump did bring pressing issues to the table, whether he can execute it to a workable win for all is the question:

Immigration -- something needs to be done, people in congress should not be encouraging people to break our laws. Legal and illegal needs to be addressed once and for all and start enforcing once the lines are drawn very strictly. I am with Trump on this at high-level.

America first: Trade imbalances needs to be corrected with each and every partner that is growing at US expense but he also needs to address the greedy US Inc and twist their arm to get in line. Wage imbalances also needs to be addressed. Trump seems to be only going after one dimension mostly. Stop being an Isreali or Saudi henchman. It is pathetic and disrespectful to every patriotic citizen.

Foreign Wars: US needs to disengage and reduce defense budget by eliminating some bases and save money whereever possible and invest in new R&D. Make the giants explain every $ given to them. Less is more philosophy to avoid the massive corruption. Get rid of blackwater inc e.t.c...in the long term it will eliminate our moral standing (it already did). He is not being allowed to disengage by power circles and congress for politics.

Social Prgrams: No social program in concept should be designed without an incentive to be productive in one's lifetime. The only ones should be the truly unfortunate ones that are not healthy enough to contribute and needs to be supported.

For god's sake hire people that are objective and capable to make decisions in the interest of people and wont think a second to resign if politically pressured
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When Democrats win the House, the 1st item of business is initiation of IMPEACHMENT proceedings!

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No, pretty much every candidate got a bump from the Presidents visit.

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/03/opinions/in-gop-trump-bump-has-become-a-tsunami-opinion-kingston/index.html

It's always hilarious when a conservative cites opinion pieces as evidence. The hilarity is even better when a conservative cites their most hated network - CNN.

Cruz 52%

Beto O’Rourke 45%

Thank you Mr. President

Conservatives citing polls is almost as hilarious as conservatives citing opinion pieces from CNN. I thought polls couldn't be trusted.

So it’s ok to vote for bigoted and racist Democrats? Why?

Conservatives love arguing with the liberals they imagine instead of actual liberals they are engaging. The hilarity just keeps coming!

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This:

As if Texas would ever turn blue, lol.

is a completely irrelevant response to this:

Cruz at 52%?! Isn't he the guy whose father helped assassinate John F. Kennedy? Or is that story on hiatus?

Why do Trump supporters have such a difficult time focusing? ROFL. Smh. Oh my. Har.

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So Trump got like 8% of the black vote in 2016. He now has like 36% approval among blacks. The Dems must be getting worried...

Not worried at all because we know how unreliable polls are.

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Republicans are going to take a massive shellacking on November 6th. Trump like every President before him will decline to accept direct responsibility for an event that is a virtual certainty no matter how popular or reviled they may be. On the bright side for Trump, he has a much better chance of being re-elected with the opposing party in control of Congress. The more talk of impeachment the better his chances become.

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Super: "Of course I encourage and support illegals voting."

Earth to Super: This is not something you should be openly admitting to. There are legal consequences for aiding and abetting illegal activity that is detrimental to legal citizens.

"We need those ( blue ) votes in Texas."

California's going to take time to take back from the liberals, but you're never going to get Texas.

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