It's nice to see the meme getting use beyond Republicans.
Here's CNN with "US seizes on tanker attacks to up the stakes with Iran".
"Seizes" is the equivalent of "pounces". Both attempt to reverse the trajectory of culpability and consequence by implying that the actual attack or offense is a secondary matter and that the real issue is that it plays into some larger plot by the real villains, Trump and conservatives.
Nice to see CNN colluding with the enemy while undermining America.