CNN host Don Lemon on Thursday resurfaced a 2013 video of President Trump saying that then-President Obama should be “fired” over a government shutdown.
“If you say, ‘Who gets fired?’ it always has to be the top,” Trump said on Fox News in 2013.
“The 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 added at the time.
After airing the clip, Lemon said that the comments were “priceless.”
“Donald Trump suggesting that President Barack Obama should have been fired for a government shutdown. Priceless,” Lemon said.
There has been a partial government shutdown since last week because Trump is demanding $5 billion in funding from U.S. taxpayers for a border wall he promised to make Mexico pay for.
Earlier this month, Trump said he would embrace a shutdown over funding for the wall.