'They don't believe him anymore': CNN's Rick Santorum inadvertently busts Trump
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CNN senior political commentator Rick Santorum on Tuesday shrugged off the role of President Donald Trump's dishonesty and bad faith dealings in the government shutdown impasse, after insisting that "both sides" were to blame.


"Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi thought they had a deal a year ago," host Alisyn Camerota reminded Santorum. "They thought they had a deal, and then the president switched course. And so they don't believe anymore that the president will go along when he says he will."

Santorum openly shrugged.

"I think we have seen that out of chief executives now for quite some time that people get in the room, they make deals and then they walk away," said Santorum. He added that Trump was just reflecting the will of his base

"I'm not saying the president doesn't have blame here. I think the president has not always stood by his word whether it's public or private negotiations," Santorum finally admitted. "That's one of the reasons I'm actually proud he's put forward a concrete proposal here. Hopefully he continues to do so."

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