'Shift Has Hit the Fan': Cavuto Warns Trump of Dangers of Habitually 'Shifting Blame'
Neil: Past presidents have accepted responsibility and benefited.
In his Common Sense monologue, Neil Cavuto warned President Trump that it is not politically or civically advantageous to habitually shift blame when things don't go his way.
Cavuto said that if Republicans lose the House of Representatives, Trump appears to already be preparing to point the finger at someone other than himself.
"If they don't go out and vote, then they have themselves to blame," Trump told FBN's Trish Regan earlier this week.
Cavuto said Trump made Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell his latest political fall guy, ripping the banker for raising interest rates too fast as the Dow sees wild swings day-to-day.
"It is human nature to shift blame, but it's second nature to this president to shift so much blame," Cavuto said. "The shift has really hit the fan -- the president is shifting so fast."
Cavuto pointed out that Trump blamed President Obama for the 0 percent interest rates his Fed chairwoman, Janet Yellen, instituted, but is going after Powell for the opposite action.
"The Fed is loco, the president is not," Cavuto said, mimicking Trump's thoughts.
Cavuto pointed to major issues past presidents have taken responsibility for causing, noting that President John F. Kennedy said "victory has 100 fathers, but defeat is an orphan" after the Bay of Pigs fiasco.
When Republicans, led by Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), swept congressional elections in 1996, President Bill Clinton nodded to the defeat and said "the era of big government is over."
In 1987, President Ronald Reagan responded to a bear market on Wall Street by telling reporters that he has done many good things for the economy but can't place blame for that single negative economic indicator.
"It's tough when things don't go your way, but it's only going to get tougher when you put yourself in the way," Cavuto said after playing the clips.
"There's nothing wrong with being human," he said, adding that it is however "wrong convincing other humans that you're not."
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