Don’t Blame Me, I Voted For Trump

Published 3:00 pm Thursday, November 2, 2023

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By Jeff Crouere

As the world is on fire, President Joe Biden was once again relaxing in Delaware last weekend. According to a recent analysis, Biden has spent approximately 40% of his presidency on vacation, earning him the title of the most “idle” President, according to The New York Post.

Of course, throughout his presidency, Americans have witnessed a Commander-in-Chief who is mentally incompetent and has difficulty speaking in public, remembering names, or exiting a stage. He needs note cards while meeting with foreign leaders and follows a script prepared by his staff when conducting press conferences.

During impromptu press encounters, Biden often makes embarrassing misstatements that need to be clarified by his staff. Obviously, others are “pulling his strings” and directing him from “behind the curtain.”

A President in mental decline cannot lead a nation, inspire its people, or forcefully advocate for an agenda. At this point, the American people have seen enough of this President and do not want another Biden term in office.

The latest Gallup survey shows Biden with an anemic 37% approval rating, with an amazingly low 5% level of support from Republicans. However, the shocking number that should concern Biden’s re-election team is his support among Democrats dropped 11% in the last month.

Thus, it is no surprise that a Democrat member of Congress, U.S. Representative Dean Phillips of Minnesota, has officially entered the race for President. He will be challenging Biden for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.

In an interview on “Elizabeth Vargas Reports,” Phillips admitted the obvious problems that all Americans are facing. He said there was a “massive” affordability crisis, “crime in cities and chaos,” and “a border crisis.” Phillips claimed that “mortgages are skyrocketing, fuel is too expensive,” and “food is too expensive.”

In comments that were reminiscent of many speeches from President Donald Trump, Phillips noted that Americans are “falling behind” and that “middle-class, hard-working people are not being heard. They are angry, they’re frustrated.”

Phillips blasted the federal government for being run “so ineffectively and so inefficiently.” He said the federal government “does not focus on customer service” and “doesn’t use zero-based budgeting.” Phillips correctly identified one of the key problems in our federal government today, the lack of congressional “term limits.” In his view, “we have the same people making the same decisions, and often the same mistakes time and time again. I’m making a proposition for change.”

His pitch to American voters would be much more convincing if Phillips had not voted “nearly 100% in support of Biden’s policies.” These policies have created an array of problems domestically, including an economic crisis, an energy crisis, a border crisis, an urban America crisis, a drug overdose crisis, and a crime crisis.

In the realm of national security, Biden has promoted “woke” military leaders who have been unable to meet our recruitment goals. Biden has sent so much military assistance to Ukraine that our military is running short on ammunition.

Biden’s policies have also created a variety of international crises, namely two ongoing wars. Along with the war in Ukraine, Israel is at war with the terrorist group Hamas. The war began on October 7th as Hamas crossed into Israel and killed over 1,400 innocent people and took 222 hostages.

As Israel responds by bombing Hamas targets in Gaza and enters with ground forces, additional terrorist groups are joining the war. On the border with Lebanon, Hezbollah is firing rockets into Israel. Other Islamic terror groups are attacking U.S. bases in Syria and Iraq, which prompted a surgical strike from our military forces in the region.

The war has also sparked protests by pro-Hamas radicals throughout the Middle East, Europe, Australia and in the United States.

The war in Israel is threatening to develop into a world war as China has sent six warships to the region. In response to the Hamas attack, “the largest mass of U.S. ships” in “decades” will be deployed to the “region.” The collection of U.S. ships will include the USS Gerald R Ford and the USS Dwight D Eisenhower, along with “additional fighter squadrons.”

None of this chaos would be happening if Donald Trump were still President. His economic policies created low inflation and low gasoline prices. His pro-domestic energy policies created energy independence for our country. His border security policies included a border wall, the elimination of “catch and release” and the remarkably effective “remain in Mexico” program.

Under President Trump, the United States enjoyed low mortgage rates, so young couples were able to realize the American dream and consumers did not have skyrocketing credit card interest debt.

While Trump was President, the military was strong and there was no recruitment crisis. He believed in “peace through strength” and did not enter any new wars.

He initiated the withdrawal from Afghanistan, but would have completed it with “dignity,” and ensured billions of dollars in weaponry was not left behind for the Taliban. Trump would have insisted that the United States retain control of the massive Bagram air base.

Also, Iran, which is funding Hamas and their terrorist attacks in Israel, was constrained during the Trump presidency. He initiated tough economic sanctions, ended the idiotic “Iranian nuclear deal,” and killed their top terrorist commander, Qasem Soleimani.

Under Biden, the Iranians have been enriched and empowered, resulting in more funding for Hamas. Unfortunately, Biden restored financial support for the Palestinians, which Trump had ended. It is widely believed any funding for the Palestinians goes almost entirely to Hamas.

While Trump was President, the United States was economically strong, secure at the border and the world was much safer. There were no wars raging in Ukraine or Israel. In fact, Trump negotiated four peace deals for Israel known as the Abraham Accords. It should have resulted in Trump receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.

Today, peace is a distant memory and people throughout the world are facing the prospect of a world war, the terrifying consequences of the Biden presidency.

Jeff Crouere is a native New Orleanian and his award-winning program, “Ringside Politics,” airs Saturdays from Noon until 1 p.m. CT nationally on Real America’s Voice TV Network AmericasVoice.News and weekdays from 7-11 a.m. CT on WGSO 990-AM & He is a political columnist, the author of America’s Last Chance and provides regular commentaries on the Jeff Crouere YouTube channel and on For more information, email him at