Trump just wrapped up 2019 with a whiny tantrum about his own incompetence

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President Trump took to Twitter on New Years’ Eve to berate Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for refusing to confirm his ambassadors, alleging that members of the international community were “calling him up” and demanding to know why they don’t have any ambassadors.

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The Twitter outburst is a miserable and transparent attempt to shunt the responsibility for his own administration’s crippling dysfunction on to his political rivals while freely abusing the truth at the same time.

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The reality is that Trump simply hasn’t bothered to nominate ambassadors for a slew of important positions. Ambassadors only require 50 votes in the Senate to confirm, which the Republican Party has, meaning the only thing stopping him from nominating and confirming Ambassadors is Trump himself — or perhaps Mitch McConnell, the Majority Leader of Trump’s own party.

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Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) was quick to take to Twitter and call him out:

President Trump has appointed 119 ambassadors since taking office — the vast majority of whom are white males — but over two dozen Ambassadorships remain unfilled, including envoys to important nations heavily involved in geopolitics like Turkey and Saudi Arabia and close allies like Australia.

With the Republicans still in control of all three branches of government, all fault lies with them — and Trump’s efforts to blame his own dysfunction on the Democrats are beyond pathetic.

Natalie Dickinson

Natalie is a staff writer for the Washington Press. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and has been freelance blogging and writing for progressive outlets ever since.

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