Trump Derangement Syndrome is Alive and Well in NY

It seems to be only human nature to play the blame game when something goes wrong. After all, no one wants to be found at fault for something terrible. And so we look to those most likely to be responsible.

We ask questions like Who was closest to the event, what surrounding circumstances could have played into it, and who could have done something to stop it.

And in most cases, the answers lead us right to culprit. However, if that person or party isn’t the one we thought, we humans have a nasty habit of shifting that blame elsewhere, making far-reaching accusations that are all too often very biased.

It no longer seems to matter what the actual evidence says, or even what the facts are. The only thing that matters is our unresolved feelings of hate or loss.

Of course, most of us are mature enough to realize this possibility of human nature or were raised in such a way that we push past it, forgetting our petty grievances and instead of seeking out truth and justice.

Note that I said most of us. Clearly, not all of us have achieved this rite of passage into adulthood or common civility.


And for New York Times Editorial Board Member Mara Gay, she falls into the latter category. Gay, as a resident of New York, was recently able to witness a utility problem in a public housing complex in the city.

But instead of merely finding fault with the equipment, or even the company tasked with keeping the system up and running, she blamed President Trump.

WPIX reporter Monica Morales updated the nation on her Twitter account on Monday, letting us know that a water main had broke in East Harlem, leaving about 3,000 people without running water.

“DAY 2 NO RUNNING WATER: Hundreds of families in 3 buildings still don’t have running water at the Taft Houses in East Harlem. A water main break caused 9 buildings 3,000 people lost water service.”

She added that updates would be made on the situation later in the day as to when the water might be returned to these people. And the video she attached clearly showed city officials and utility workers addressing the problem.

As far as utility systems go, these types of things happen all the time. Water mains break, electricity goes out, batteries die, etc. The list goes on and on.

And in each case, there are procedures in place to fix them. They may take a while to enact or finish, but eventually, it happens, and all is righted.

But for those with Trump Derangement Syndrome like Gay, this is only another example of how our President is ruining the nation.

She retweeted the news update with a comment of her own, saying, “But make America great again, right?”

As if Trump had any control over this exact water main and when it would fail, as all technology does eventually.

Of course, those who see the situation for what it really was, were quick to remind Gay that things like this, city water mains, are the responsibility of the local city government and Democrats, not Trump officials run hers.

But even that did not deter her from blaming the White House. She quickly responded by saying that public housing, which is what types of structures this water main happened to effect, “is a federal program.”

And she is right, but that doesn’t mean that the water mains that connect it to the rest of the city are federally regulated.

Mark Lopez, a former Olympian, even suggested that Gay take the problem to her city’s mayor, the very liberal Bill de Blasio. He just made the mistake of spelling the mayor’s last name wrong, giving Gay more fuel for her fire.

Mark Lopez, a former Olympian, even suggested that Gay take the problem to her city’s mayor, the very liberal Bill de Blasio. He just made the mistake of spelling the mayor’s last name wrong, giving Gay more fuel for her fire.

She wrote back to him, “Public housing is a federal program administered by states and cities. Mayors and governors and especially the federal government have failed it for years.” And she added, “It’s de Blasio.”

Well, in that case, and by her logic, let’s just go ahead and blame everything on Trump. And I mean everything. He’s already to blame for climate control, homelessness, and the national death rate, right?

So let’s go ahead and blame him for that pothole your car never fails to miss, the fact that your coffee was served too hot yesterday, and oh, that your mother called to complain to you this morning. Or would that make him God?