“Trump spoke to "Fox & Friends" in 2013 and was asked who would be fired during a government shutdown, as shown in a clip posted by "Morning Joe."
"Well, if you say who gets fired it always has to be the top," Trump said. "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."
He said that further down in history, "when they talk about the government shutdown, they're going to be talking about the president of the United States, who the president was at that time."
They're not going to be talking about who was the head of the House, the head the Senate, who's running things in Washington," Trump said.
"So I really think the pressure is on the president," he added.”