WATCH LIVE: Obama on shutdown

Obama called Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday, but only to reiterate that he would not negotiate on raising the borrowing limit or reopening the government. 

He said he was only willing to negotiate a broader budget deal “after the threat of government shutdown and default have been removed,” according to a statement from the White House.

Republicans have sought to score points against Obama by highlighting his unwillingness to speak with them.

On Tuesday morning, Boehner told reporters that Democrats had adopted an “untenable position.”

“There's never been a president in our history that did not negotiate over the debt limit. Never. Not once,” Boehner said.

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