Donald Trump just did something that I think will go a long way with voters who have been hesitant to back him up.
Trump has never taken responsibility for issues during his term, such as some of the people he appointed that were just flat-out awful in their roles.
Trump is finally admitting that he made the mistake… and that is huge.
Listen… I am not picking on Trump here, and I know a lot of people will take it that way, but nobody is infallible, period.
This has been a real sticking point for me with Trump in that it he always blames everything on everyone else.
Mistakes are going to happen, so just own them and move on, then they don’t hang over your head forever, as Trump’s cabinet picks have done. Every time Trump calls one of his cabinet picks pathetic, he is calling himself out.
Say it did not turn out the way you had hoped, you learned your lesson who to take advice from, and now you are ready to move forward.
To that point, when Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo asked Trump, “Is there is anything you could look back on in 16 that you think maybe you want to do differently,” he finally gave in a little.
Trump responded, “The mistake would be people. I mean, I wouldn’t have put a guy like Bill Barr, and he was weak and pathetic. I wouldn’t have put Jeff Sessions. And there are some people that I wouldn’t have put in.
“You know, most people were good, but I had some people, we had Esper. I didn’t like him. He was incompetent. I thought we had other people I didn’t like,” reported Breitbart.
Bartiromo asked, “Why did you put them in the job then?”
Trump responded, “You put somebody in, and you think they are good.
“All of a sudden, I’m the president of the United States, and it’s like a different society. I was in New York, and, you know, it was a different thing. So I didn’t know people. I became president.
“I’m riding down Pennsylvania Avenue with our first lady. I had 250 motorcycles. I had armies. I had everything. I said, do you believe it? We’re president. Take a look. This is wild, right? But I never was involved in that.”
Here is the segment on Fox News…
I know it is not a full-blown taking account, but it is progress and I think that will go a long way.
There is no getting around this because of the sheer volume of bad appointments that Trump had in very key roles.
I have always stated it was because I believe one of his closest advisers was Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who is about as deep in the swamp as one can get. Of course he recommended more swamp rats.
Keep in mind, early on, Trump was still buddies with Chris Christie as well, so I am sure some of those posts came at Christie’s recommendation, which seems more evident when you see who Christie is hanging around these days.