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'Definitely Trump's Fault' if You Are Dating Less and Having Less Sex, Says Dan Crenshaw

Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw mocked the outrage Donald Trump attracts, by jokingly inviting an audience of journalists to blame the president for everything from getting fewer dates to having less sex. 

Addressing the Annual Congressional dinner of the Washington Press Club Foundation on Thursday, the Representative for the Texas 2nd Congressional District said: “It’s so easy to trigger everyone these days, especially if you mention President Donald Trump. I’m triggering some people right now.

“Trip and fall? It’s Trump’s fault. Phone died before you’re finished calling your Uber? Trump. You’re dating less, you’re having less sex? Definitely Trump’s fault.”

Referring to congressional delegation trips abroad for lawmakers paid for by the government, he continued: “Your codel plane gets canceled to Afghanistan. Trump!”

Laughing, he added: “That one actually happened That was actually Trump’s fault.”

Early on in his speech, Crenshaw took a pop at journalists, telling the crowd: “I was a little nervous trying to prepare for this, because they said, ‘Yeah, come make fun of Democrats, it will be fine,’ so I wasn’t sure, should I, like, start ripping on Democrats or should I rip on the press, and then I was like, ‘Eh, they’re kind of the same thing’.”

The lawmaker went on to suggest that while some members of the audience may not like Trump, journalists should be grateful for near-constant stream of content the president provides.

“Journalism is cool again. And you have endless content, let’s be honest, business is good," he said. 

"You should be thanking him, and God knows, imagine if it was John Delaney in the White House. You got nothing,” he said of the Democratic Maryland Congressman running for the White House in 2020.

At the event which marked the 75th Annual Congressional dinner, Crenshaw also riffed on being a part of the “very memorable” 2018 freshman classs.

“We’ve made a lot of noise—not a lot of sense,” he said.

The politician spoke of meeting Steven Spielberg when he appeared on Saturday Night Live last year. The lawmaker joked the Hollywood filmmaker told him he had great comic timing, and the pair chatted about making “woke” movies together.

During his SNL appearance, Crenshaw tore into cast member Pete Davidson, after the comedian mocked the eye patch which the former Navy SEAL wears after sustaining an injury while serving in Afghanistan. 

SNL performer Kenan Thompson was among those to criticize Davidson’s bit, saying he had “missed the mark.”

Addressing his appearance on SNL, Crenshaw told NBC Today: "It felt good. It felt like the right thing to do and I would appreciate if everybody would stop looking for reasons to be offended and that’s what this was all about."

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