What Trump was saying during the last government shutdown


( CNN) Seven months after former President obama was sworn in for his second term, House Republicans, with a shove from Sen. Ted Cruz, faced down the White House with an ultimatum: Sign off on legislation that lags or defunds the Affordable Care Act or risk a government shutdown.

In the end, the shutdown lasted 16 days — the longest and most costlyin American history. And for almost all of them, future President Donald Trump was tweeting and talking, keeping up a drumbeat recommending Republicans to stick together and do everything in their power to stop Obamacare, while skewering Obama as a weak leader and incompetent negotiator.

Cheering on the Republicans


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