Soon the media will be blaming Donald Trump for the latest earthquake to hit California.
In a remarkably short time, everything from cancelled Christmas parties to increased Canadian food prices are somehow related to the surprise election of the Republican candidate.
If something happens that is bad, the reasons are left at the feet of President-elect.
Two New York City PR firms with close ties to loser Hillary R. Clinton announced they were bagging their Christmas parties because of her defeat. In one case, they were so sure of a Clinton victory they had printed invitations with her picture and victory praise.
Everything now seems fair game for linking the Trump Presidency to adverse events.
For instance, exactly a month after the November election, Specialty Foods News ran this quote:
“The administration’s support of infrastructure and the development of the next U.S. farm bill could result in (reduced) subsidies to farmers and increased expenses, which would lead to a “super cycle” in grain prices and pushing food prices higher.”
The article details what may happen without adding other factors to increase or decrease food prices and assumes decisions not yet discussed by the Trump administration-to-be.
Further, women groups, immigration pundits, mayoralty officials, and interests groups of all persuasions are all targeting Trump with negative comments. They are aided and abetted by a national media still stung by his victory.
When the home of a pro-basketball player was ransacked in New Jersey last week, he blamed it on Trump and his supporters citing slurs written on the walls of his palatial estate.
Most Trump supporters shrug when hearing these accusations but they offer a cacophony of noise to drown out the shock of the defeat of a Democratic Party candidate the media was sure would be victorious.
Despite the resounding defeat inflicted on the Democratic Party and left-leaning supporters this past November, there still exists a wave of denial seemingly infused into the genetic make-up of many Hillary Clinton supporters.
Given the latent desire of many Americans to blame someone else for their miseries, it is not surprising that President-elect Trump is the focus of their anger.
What is still difficult to comprehend is the fixation the national media has in feeding this passion. Instead of portraying the efforts of many leaders to bridge the gaps between voters, these news people and pundits are focused on the most minor of schisms within the Trump camp. The results are often stories with half-truths, worse misquotes, and poorly depicted scenarios.
But at the heart of all these efforts is one overriding theme: If it’s bad, blame it on Trump.
Without even taking office, the media is already labeling problems in the country as a reflection of Trump’s brand of aggressive leadership. One recent headline on a story about health insurance and mental illness: “The Mental Health Crisis in Trump’s America.”
In NYC, Mayor de Blasio’s administration pointed to mental-health resources available to government workers who are “feeling distressed or vulnerable following the election results.”
Not content to blame Trump for all of the nation’s ills, critics are now trying to make his election somehow more sinister.
Like many things in Washington these days, the search for Russian saboteurs is another witch hunt to obscure the fact Donald J. Trump won a resounding victory in November.
Despite the magnitude of the defeat inflicted on the Democratic Party and left-leaning supporters this past November, there still exists a wave of denial seemingly infused into the genetic make-up of many Hillary Clinton supporters.
Some Americans are looking for foreign scapegoats and are blaming Russian hackers.
Given the widely different voting systems involved and the overwhelming mandate in terms of areas won, no group, foreign or domestic could have accomplished much on a broad scale.
While many electronic polling districts are vulnerable, the fact Trump won 83% of all counties in the country makes a rig election more implausible.
The fact that one of the major electronic systems is owned by a major Clinton supporter would also count against any hanky-panky.
Individual voters could have been compromised or bullied into voting for him. But considering the wide mandate he achieved, the wave was too extensive to be anything but a domestic victory.
The major question to be asked: What did the Russians gain by helping Trump to victory?
The conspiracy advocates will argue an agent in the White House. This is absurd as Hillary Clinton winning Pennsylvania in a recount.
The election is over. Many who voted for the losing candidate need to get with the program and start to learn a new set of government objectives.