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Video of Trump Discussing a Government Shutdown in 2013 Emerges Online, and the Hypocrisy Is Rich

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2018 -- U.S. President Donald Trump (Xinhua/Ting Shen via Getty Images)

Today marks the last day of President Donald Trump's first year in office. Threats of a government shutdown loom over Washington, so naturally the president is blaming Democrats for the congressional impasse over DACA and government funding... on Twitter, of course.

"Government Funding Bill past last night in the House of Representatives. Now Democrats are needed if it is to pass in the Senate - but they want illegal immigration and weak borders. Shutdown coming? We need more Republican victories in 2018!"


But this is Donald Trump we're dealing with. The hosts of MSNBC's Morning Joe presented a video from 2013 in which Donald Trump claims presidents are ultimately responsible for keeping the government open.

"Who gets fired?" Elizabeth Hasselback of Fox & Friends asks Trump in the video, which you can watch below.

"Problems have to be solved from the top," Trump replies. "The president is the leader, and he's gotta get everybody in a room and he's gotta lead." Trump added that "when they talk about the government shutdown...they're going to be talking about the president of the United States...the pressure is on the president."

Did you catch the typo?

This Twitter user did: "*PASSED "

She wasn't the only one disappointed in the president's grammar fail: "Sorry, I can’t get beyond “past.” Take a night class. Seriously."

"Does the bill include saving ? If not, why are you tweeting?" tweeted Bishop Talbert Swan. "No, they don’t want illegal immigration or weak borders. They want the deal on you lied about Trump!"

"You need to realize - the GOP can't even get unanimous support. Don't blame the Dems. Blame Trump," another user added.

Uncertainty over keeping the government open is jeopardizing the president's weekend plans; at Mar-A-Lago, staff are preparing for a $100,000-per-couple celebration of Trump's first year in office.

"So this is new: a WH official tells pool the president “will not be going to Florida until the CR passes.” had originally been set to leave for Mar-a-Lago this afternoon."