- The Washington Times - Monday, September 30, 2013

Donald Trump said Monday that while the threat of a governmental shutdown may not be as “catastrophic” as congressional members are making it, Obamacare runs the real threat of shutting down the entire nation.

“There’s a lack of respect right now, and we see it very strongly,” he told Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson during an appearance on “The Real Story.” “But you have to respect the other side. They don’t like each other. They don’t respect each other. They don’t think well of each other. They don’t get along together. They don’t go out together.

“Whether there’s a shutdown, who knows. That would be horrible if it was,” Trump said. “But, there’s a very good chance, because Obamacare is a total disaster, and ultimately, Obamacare anyway will shut down this country.

“I really think the pressure is on Obama to make a deal because he doesn’t want this in his resume,” he added.

The real estate mogul continued his rant Monday afternoon on Twitter.

“No one wants the government to shut down, but if ObamaCare is fully implemented then our country will eventually shutdown anyway!” he tweeted.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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