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Trump tells AP he won’t accept blame if GOP loses House
AP headline was very different from my quote and meaning in the story. They just can’t help themselves. FAKE NEWS!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2018
Or as AP put it in the story under that headline,
“No, I think I’m helping people,” Trump said. “I don’t believe anybody’s ever had this kind of an impact.”That is, far from being to blame if the Republicans lose, he'll be convinced that they would have done even worse without him; in fact, his value to the campaign is unparalleled in the history of electoral democracy, and this will be true no matter how the results turn out. It's like if Joshua ended up losing the battle of Jericho in spite of the Lord halting the solar system for an hour to give him an assist, you wouldn't say that was old JHWH's fault, would you?
I'm afraid I have to rule in Trump's favor on this, though.