Trump said he’ll be blamed for shutdown ‘no matter what’: report

Trump said he’ll be blamed for shutdown ‘no matter what’: report
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes MORE told aides that he believes he will be blamed for the government shutdown “no matter what,” Politico reported Saturday.

“It’s Trump — they’re going to blame me no matter what,” Trump reportedly said on Friday.


Trump made the comments just hours before the Senate failed to pass a continuing resolution to fund the government, triggering a government shutdown at midnight.

The president had reportedly negotiated a funding deal with Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Democratic mega-donor reaching out to Pelosi, Schumer in bid to stop Sanders: report Trump administration freezes funding for study of hurricane barriers: report MORE (D-N.Y.) earlier Friday, but backed away from the deal after talking to GOP leaders, Democrats said.

Trump has repeatedly blamed Democrats during the lead-up to the shutdown and in the hours since.

He tweeted early Saturday that Democrats “could have easily made a deal but decided to play Shutdown politics instead.”

Republicans are hammering Schumer over the shutdown with the hashtag #SchumerShutdown, as well as a website emphasizing Democrats' role in failed negotiations. However, it was the hashtag #TrumpShutdown that was trending in the immediate aftermath of the Senate's failure to pass a bill.