Fox News on Friday pointed out that President Donald Trump had previously insisted that he wouldn’t blame Democrats if there was a shutdown over border wall funding.
“At the moment, looks like we are lurching toward a shutdown at midnight tonight,” said Fox News’ White House correspondent John Roberts.
“The president is kind of flipping a 180 here and trying to blame the Democrats for the shutdown, should that happen. The president tweeting out earlier today ‘the Democrats now own the shutdown,’ to which Chuck Schumer was only too happy to remind the president about what he has said in the past. Listen here.”
Fox News then played a video of Trump saying he would shut down the government for border security.
“I’m not going to blame you for it,” Roberts said, quoting Trump. “Except this morning, he is now blaming the Democrats for it.”