President Donald Trump believes that responsibility for closing a government goes directly to the head of the president. At least that's what he said in Fox News when he spoke of Barack Obama in 2013.
Trump voiced his views when he was asked by Fox & Friends about an impending government deadlock that occurred in October in a funding battle this year.
"Boardroom here," said hostess Elisabeth Hasselbeck, referring to Trump's reality TV show "The Apprentice," in which he briefly released people. "Who is fired? Who bears the brunt of responsibility when it comes to a government shutdown? "Asked Trump, who called for the program."
"If you say who gets fired, it always has to be the top," Trump replied, "Problems start from the top and have to be resolved from the top, and the president He has to bring everyone into a room and he has to lead, but he does not, "added Trump, referring to Obama.
" And that's why you have this terrible situation in Washington. It's a very bad thing, and it's very embarrassing around the world. "
He also noted that when people look back on a shutdown in history," they'll talk about the person the president was then, they will not Talk about who was the boss of the house, the head of the Senate, who conducts business in Washington. "
Several federal agencies and authorities were closed on Friday at midnight, after financing after Trump's move His position had expired when signing a temporary financing law and instead refused to support any action that did not involve about $ 5 billion for his border wall. Parliament and the Senate have adjourned for the holidays, and members are unlikely to meet in another office before Thursday.
Trump, who earlier this month said he was "proud" of closing the government for the "border" security "now calls it" Democrat Democrats. "
Trump's views on a The president's responsibility for a shutdown in the above clip.
He also told Larry King in an interview in 2013, that it was a mess, "he said, watching this video here: