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Trump In 2013: Presidents Should Be Fired For Government Shutdowns

CNN host Don Lemon took a trip on the way-back machine last night by airing a 2013 video of Donald Trump saying then-President Obama should be fired over a government shutdown.
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CNN host Don Lemon took a trip on the way-back machine last night by airing a 2013 video of Donald Trump saying then-President Obama should be fired over a government shutdown.

Lemon first ran down a list of those agencies and employees that are affected by the current Trump shutdown of the federal government:

• 380K federal employees on leave without pay
• 420K working without pay including 41,000 law enforcement and correctional officers, and tens of thousands of Customs and Border Patrol agents and customs officers.

Lemon then aired a clip from 2013 where Trump told Fox News: “If you say, ‘Who gets fired?’ it always has to be the top. Problems start from the top and they have to get solved from the top.”

“The president is the leader, he has to get everyone in a room and lead,” Trump continued.

Lemon calls the now-ironic remark “priceless.”

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