President Donald Trump’s accusatory comments regarding the 2013 government shutdown that occurred during the Obama administration have come back to haunt him as his own administration races toward a shutdown of its own making.
In 2013, Trump spoke to Fox & Friends and was asked who he thought should be fired if the government fails to pass funding. Trump replied:
“… A shutdown means the president is weak”
This was Trump back in 2013. Enough said. pic.twitter.com/5rnh5H2HgH
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“Well, if you say who gets fired it always has to be the top. I mean, problems start from the top and they have to get solved from the top and the president’s the leader. And he’s got to get everybody in a room and he’s got to lead.”
Then he added:“when they talk about the government shutdown, they’re going to be talking about the president of the United States, who the president was at that time. They’re not going to be talking about who was the head of the House, the head the Senate, who’s running things in Washington. So I really think the pressure is on the president.”
According to Trump, Democrats are the only ones to blame if a shutdown occurs. Trump’s past tweets on the matter have been released and show, even then, Trump’s determination to blame Obama.