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In 2013 Trump Told Fox News That a Government Shutdown is the President’s Fault



Some people say, “There is a Trump tweet for everything,” referring to the fact that Trump has, in the past, said things which contradict himself or attacked others for doing things that he is now doing himself.  Apparently this theory now extends to live TV interviews as well.

Yesterday The HuffingtonPost dug up an old interview of Trump on Fox & Friends.  Trump called into Fox & Friends in September of 2013 to speak about a pending government shutdown under the Obama administration.

During that interview, Trump was asked, “Who is going to bear the brunt of the responsibility if there is indeed a shutdown of our government?”

Trump’s response at the time now acts as a brutal wakeup call to Trump’s current situation.

“If you say who gets fired, it always has to be the top,” Trump explained.  “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 everyone in a room and he’s got to lead. And [Obama]doesn’t do that.  He doesn’t like doing that.  It’s not his strength. And that’s why you have this horrible situation going on in Washington. It’s a very, very bad thing and it’s very embarrassing worldwide.”

Now Trump finds himself in a very similar situation, refusing to back down on his demands, and finding it nearly impossible to get everyone in Washington together, let alone lead them to a solution.