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 TrumpJudge rules Alaska governor unlawfully fired lawyer who criticized Trump Giuliani led fake electors plot: CNN Giuliani associate sentenced to a year in prison in campaign finance case 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 SchumerChuck SchumerDemocrats call on Biden administration to ease entry to US for at-risk Afghans Predictions of disaster for Democrats aren't guarantees of midterm failure Voting rights and Senate wrongs 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.