President Trump on July 18 said he is "very disappointed" after the Senate GOP's effort to revamp the Affordable Care Act collapsed. "We'll just let Obamcare fail. We're not going to own it," he said. (The Washington Post)

By now, it's well established that President Trump has a tendency to shift the blame. To the "fake news" media. The Obama administration. The "low-life leakers." His aides.

But the president doesn't just like to blame others. In tweets, he has also repeatedly blamed others for blaming others.

After Hillary Clinton gave an interview in May where she said she "inherit[ed] nothing" from the Democratic National Committee's data operation, Trump tweeted that "Crooked Hillary now blames everybody but herself." Democrats, he wrote in January, "do the typical political thing and BLAME." Even former Yankees player Alex Rodriguez got Trump's ire after disputes with his team.

The irony of those former messages comes as Trump has come under fire from many for saying, after the failed Republican attempts to replace and then repeal the Affordable Care Act, that he was not going to lay claim to the defeat. "I think we're probably in that position where we'll let Obamacare fail," Trump said at the White House. "We're not going to own it. I'm not going to own it. I can tell you, the Republicans are not going to own it."

In tweets on Wednesday, Trump said "we were let down by all of the Democrats and a few Republicans" and said "Republicans never discuss how good their healthcare bill is," without acknowledging any role he may have played in its failure, despite his party holding majorities in both houses of Congress and his apparent lack of interest in the policy details of the complex legislation.

The unwillingness to be held accountable for the failed effort drew many to dredge up ironic old tweets from Trump, with one on leadership getting the most attention. "Leadership: Whatever happens, you're responsible. Whatever doesn't happen, you're responsible," Trump tweeted four years to the day before he was elected president. (Here's another one particularly fitting for the moment, a quote from American business icon Henry Ford that Trump apparently liked so much that he tweeted it twice, in both 2012 and 2013: "Don't find fault. Find a remedy.")

Yet none of those past remarks have stopped him from behaving in a contradictory way, faulting others when he's said one shouldn't, or refusing to show accountability when he's said that's the essence of leadership. Below, with help from the Trump Twitter archive, are five times Trump called out other people for doing the same thing.

Who: Hillary Clinton

For blaming: "Everybody," but he mentions Facebook, Democrats and the Democratic National Committee, following an interview of Clinton by journalists Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg at a technology conference.

Who: The Democrats, led by "head clown" Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)

For blaming: Republicans. The day before, Schumer, standing next to a sign that said "Make American Sick Again," said at a news conference that "our Republican colleagues don't quite know what to do, they're like the dog who caught the bus. They can repeal, but they have nothing to put in its place."

Who: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.)

For blaming: Trump himself. Trump did not write this missive, but his retweet appears to suggest he approves of the message, in which the author of the tweet calls out Cruz, then Trump's opponent in the Republican primary, for blaming Trump "for so many things." The tweet came amid a particularly nasty back-and-forth between the two over their wives, in which Trump threatened his opponent ("Be careful, Lyin' Ted, or I will spill the beans on your wife!) and Cruz responded "Donald, if you try to attack Heidi, you're more of a coward than I thought."

Who: Former Yankees player Alex Rodriguez

For blaming: The Yankees, following disputes between the team and Rodriguez

Who: The Duchess of Cambridge

For blaming: Not clear. The tweet was sent after the royals sued a publisher over photos taken of the duchess with a long-lens camera at a private private villa.

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