Common Sense

Cavuto: Mr. President, you are the problem

Look at these critiques as an intervention because firing off the angry missives and tweets risk your political destruction

 

This is a rush transcript from "Your World," June 6, 2017. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

So the president's having dinner tonight with key Republicans on getting this healthcare thing back on track.

Here's hoping they ruin his appetite. In fact, everyone’s appetite.

Here's hoping they get brutally blunt with the president.

Here's hoping they give him some food for thought, and let him know if he keeps doing what he's doing, they'll all be politically puking next year.

He'll get angry, some of them will get angry, probably furious, maybe start tweeting about the first one who dares question his wisdom. 

Like he did today when he tweeted: 

"The fake MSM is working so hard trying to get me not to use social media. They hate that I can get the honest and unfiltered message out."

Mister President, it's not the fake news media that's your problem. 

It's you.

And it's not just your tweeting.

It's your scape-goating.

It's your refusal to see that sometimes, you're the one who's feeding your own beast.

And acting beastly with your own guys.

Those are your guys, Mister President.

They're on your team, Mister President.

And right about now, they seem shell-shocked and dejected, though I bet they're too afraid to tell 'ya.

They're not perfect. But they have your back.

As no less than the Wall Street Journal muses today, do you have theirs?

Mister President, they didn't tweet disparaging comments about a London mayor in the middle of a murder spree. You did.

They didn’t create that needless distraction, you did.

They didn't get you off your very valid and very promising agenda. You did.

They didn't turn on a travel ban you signed. You did.

You're right to say a lot of people are out to get you, Mister President.

But as the Journal pointed out, the buck stops with you, Mister President.

And risks ruining the very promising economic agenda that has buoyed spirits and markets because of you, Mister President.

Look at these critiques from usually friendly and supporting allies as an intervention.

Because firing off these angry missives and tweets risks your political destruction.

Quoting the Journal, "If this pattern continues, Mr. Trump may find himself running an administration with no one but his family and the Breitbart staff. People of talent and integrity won't work for a boss who undermines them in public without thinking about the consequences."

Consequences for them, and you, Mister President.

I find it ironic that on this, the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, some of your most ardent backers are desperately girding for another battle, not for Normandy.

For normalcy. For sticking to an agenda that matters and not silly distractions that do not.

For you to keep pushing.

That's what your most ardent supporters are pushing for...

For you to keep pushing.

They want you signing legislation, not settling endless scores.

They're not saying, never let 'em see you tweet. They are saying, never let 'em see you sweat.

Remember, no one ever said Harry Truman didn't have a temper.

Or Ronald Reagan a long memory.

They just preferred giving their critics hell than telling them to go to hell.

Now, just because your own critics never thought you'd make it to the White House.

Doesn't mean you shouldn't listen to those who want to see you thrive in that White House.

They're not your problem, Mister President.

Like I said, you are.

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