Presidents Blame the Previous President

Blaming your predecessor? It's as American as apple pie. 🇺🇸👉

Presidential Blame Game

Throwing shade at the previous administration is one of America’s greatest presidential traditions. Blaming predecessors for everything but the weather is a age-old tradition in the White House. With global warming, presidents now can even blame their predecessors for the weather just as much as trade or unemployment numbers.

Clinton blamed the first President George Bush for a recession and budget deficits. Ronald Reagan blamed Jimmy Carter for making a mess of Iran. Carter blamed Gerald Ford for unemployment and inflation. Presidents have blamed predecessors all the way back to George Washington who, with no predecessor to blame, kicked the dog.

Not that voters don’t give Mr. Trump a large share of the blame when asked who is responsible for “the partisanship that goes on in Washington.” In the June NBC/WSJ poll, 43% of respondents give the Trump administration “almost all” or “a major part” of the blame. When you consider that another 23% gave Team Trump “at least half” the blame, it doesn’t seem to leave all that much room for other politicians. (The polling team doesn’t appear to have asked voters whether they blame themselves.)

In any case, this survey respondents seem to hold Trump responsible for much of Washington’s chaos. But as with so many other issues related to this administration, it’s helpful to evaluate him in comparison to other Presidents. On that grade, the Journal and NBC note that at the start of the Obama presidency, a full 56% of survey participants blamed the administration of President George W. Bush for “almost all” or “a major part” of Beltway partisanship. And another 25% gave Team Bush “at least half” the blame. If Trump serves two terms, perhaps someday voters will eventually blame him just as much as they blamed the last Republican President. But already there are interesting similarities.


07/13/2019 5:57 PMupdated: 07/16/2019 9:46 PM
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  • Ryan K.
    07/13/2019 18:03

    Obama will go down in the history books as the greatest president of all time, for Iran.

  • Sajjad S.
    07/13/2019 18:10

    you can watch in this vedeo American presidents also blames previous administrations like imran Khan in Pakistan😂😂😂

  • Parvin L.
    07/13/2019 18:21

    Blaming the previous government is an art! And the art is accomplished by the politicians! Its a common phenomenon.

  • Wassi W.
    07/13/2019 18:38


  • Israr U.
    07/13/2019 18:38

    It's fact all grave situation r now facing entire Pakistan, due to ill policy/ manipulating policy and lot of mega corruption which leads to brinkmanship . That's why niazi impeaching on previous gov . All crises r now niazi facing it's premium of previous gov, than niazi should blame on these corrupt entites Niazi motto / solgan is THE GRATE PAKISTAN Inshallah it will be done in near future. Pak is going to prosperous. No doubt

  • Wassi W.
    07/13/2019 18:39

    It's not even about money

  • Shirley F.
    07/13/2019 18:54

    Except, this one does it every speech and w/ twitter every day. Overkills it.

  • Habibullah K.
    07/13/2019 19:54

  • Sharon C.
    07/13/2019 20:02

    TRUMPEDOPHILE is not just full of himself but CRAP too!!!

  • Anna R.
    07/13/2019 20:57

    You,'ll need to come together to mend instead of tearing each other down.So sick of this .Too much pride.Talking about all of them.

  • Larry Y.
    07/13/2019 21:58

    Everybody everywhere inherit shit from who ever had the job before you got it. You have to make the job yours and make it work for you not make it worse and create more shit like the current tRump administration. The person who replaces the tRump is going to have a hell of a job correcting all the negative bullshit he has created!

  • Salvatrice M.
    07/13/2019 22:16

    Because blame is easier than quiet responsibility.

  • Rizwan B.
    07/13/2019 23:42

    then who allowed lesbians & gay's to have sex in public places?😡

  • Lakshya S.
    07/14/2019 02:06

    Our PM is one step ahead blaming things on the previousmost administration PS. I support him lol

  • Aromokunola T.
    07/14/2019 03:52

    Same thing everywhere.....😃😃😃

  • Fran A.
    07/14/2019 13:37

    The idiot is delusional

  • Karen Z.
    07/14/2019 16:04

    10,976 LIES and COUNTING!!!

  • Brut
    07/15/2019 13:48

    Is President Trump a genius? Let's hear what he has to say about it. 🧠6

  • Sharon C.
    07/15/2019 13:56

    If Trump's a Genious then I am the Queen of Sheba!

  • Ron D.
    7 days

    The difference is that 45 brags about what he’s doing and the truth is he’s done nothing but make US from a world leader to a laughing stock globally