Anderson Cooper was taken aback when Donald Trump said that bringing wives into the primary fight wasn't HIS fault, that the Cruz camp did it first. When Anderson pointed out that sounded like a childish response, Trump descended into greater childishness.
Am getting familiar with finger pointing within the GOP. Particularly from politicos & pundits trying to finger someone, anyone, other than themselves for the rise & inexplicable glory of Donald Trump. Michael Gerson is just one of numerous conservatives saying, "It's his/hers/their fault." He lays blame at the door of Rush Limbaugh, but others have pointed to the Democrats, to the president - to anyone but themselves.
There's plenty of blame to go around. Let's start with the GOP establishment, which for decades has made promises it knew couldn't be kept. Add Fox News, who milked ratings by giving Trump a priceless platform. Toss in the rest of the media - all of it - who allowed Trump to suck the oxygen out of the room by giving him media coverage that went waaaay beyond any other candidate. Even the most liberal media outlets treated him like a lovable scamp. Let's not forget an electorate that's become so suspicious of anyone whose well-educated, who increasing equate brains with cause for distrust, who have been trained to trust their gut rather than their reason - they're sitting ducks for a Donald who whips up their emotions.
Tne phenomenon that is Donald Trump didn't happen because of any one person or thing. He is the result of a perfect storm of people who've forgotten how to govern, who put ideology over public service, a media that revere ratings & have forgotten any concept of journalism as a means educating & informing their readers.
And, folks - we ain't seen nothing yet! The worst is yet to come.