What the 2024 presidential candidates saying?

Government Shutdown:

Government Shutdown:

Republican presidential candidates took to the debate stage Wednesday to blame President Joe Biden for the impending government shutdown. He also pointed the finger at fellow Republican and former President Donald Trump. 

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said at the Republican presidential debate, "Where is Joe Biden? He is completely missing action on the part of leadership."

DeSantis and other 2024 GOP presidential candidates said the Trump administration's $7.8 trillion debt increase "set the stage" for today's inflation and spending disagreements. And spending disagreements. 

Meanwhile, Trump told congressional Republicans in a Truth Social post, "UNLESS YOU GET EVERYTHING, SHUT IT DOWN!"

Trump, who was not on the stage for the other debate, has expressed joy at the prospect of a shutdown, and the Democratic Party allowing Republicans to maintain their stance regardless of the negotiations.