Ten days after Donald Trump promised to accept responsibility for a government shutdown, he’s now saying Democrats will be the ones to blame for it.
This is quite a departure from last week when Trump had his explosive meeting with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
It was during that meeting when Trump vowed to accept the mantle by saying “I am proud to shut down the government for border security.”
On December 11th in that nationally televised meeting, Trump said this, “If we don’t get what we want, one way or the other, I will shut down the government. So I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down. I’m not going to blame you for it. I’ll tell you what, I am proud to shut down the government.”
The Democrats now own the shutdown!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2018