CNN’s Don Lemon Airs 2013 Clip of Trump Saying Obama Should Be Fired Over Shutdown: ‘Priceless’


On his Thursday evening show, CNN’s Don Lemon aired a clip of President Donald Trump saying former President Barack Obama should be fired over a possible shutdown.

“But let’s go back to 2013, okay. This is what Donald Trump said to Fox News ahead of a government shutdown when Barack Obama was still president,” Lemon said before playing the clip.

In the clip, Trump is asked who is “going to bear the brunt of the responsibility”  if indeed the government shuts down.

“Well, if you say who gets fired, it always has to be the top,” Trump told Fox News back then. “I mean, problems start from the top and they have to get solved from the top. And the president’s the leader. And he’s got to get everybody in a room. And he’s got to lead.”

At the conclusion of the clip, Lemon repeated Trump’s words, followed by a “Hmmmmm.”

“Donald Trump suggesting that President Barack Obama should have been fired for a government shutdown,” the CNN host then said. “Priceless.”

Watch above, via CNN

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