2019 Budget

He did it again.

In case you missed it: President Trump once again advocated for shutting down the government. Today, on camera, when asked to rule out a shut down, he said: if it happens, it happens. Except, that’s not how this works. Republicans control all levers of government, so if it happens, it’s because they made the decision to shut it down. Let there be no doubt who will own this “if it happens.”
 
From the White House’s own transcript:
 
Q    Mr. President, shutdown: yes or no?
 
Q    Can you rule out a shutdown?
 
 THE PRESIDENT:  If it happens, it happens.
 
Q    If it happens, it happens? 
 
THE PRESIDENT:  If it happens, it happens.  If it's about border security, I'm willing to do anything.  We have to protect our borders.  If we don't protect our borders, our country is not going to be a country.  So if it's about border security, I'm willing to do what has to be done.  Thank you very much.