As the nation remains paralyzed by the government shutdown, and with the debt ceiling deadline rapidly approaching, on Thursday Piers Morgan sat down with Donald Trump, asking the famed business magnate to offer his analysis of the standstill in Washington, D.C.
With junior Senator Ted Cruz quickly becoming one of the primary faces of the debate, Trump gave his endorsement of the 42-year Texan's primary political association:
"I’m a believer in the Tea Party because what they want is what’s really right for this country. They want something to be done about this horrendous debt, something to be done about a lot of different things going on in the country," said the man who made "You're fired" a household phrase. "Our country is in a free fall and these are good American people. These are great American people so, you know, sometimes severe, sometimes not so severe, but they do want what’s good for the country."
Meanwhile, with Barack Obama and John Boehner at a continual crossroads, the 67-year-old grandfather offered an explanation for the impasse:
"In all fairness to the president, he’s never been a dealmaker. He never made deals before he became a senator," Trump told the "Piers Morgan Live" host. "It’s like sports, you have natural hitters in baseball, and natural shot makers in basketball, and natural putters in golf. He’s not a natural dealmaker. It doesn’t come naturally to him. So he’s got to use other people. He’s got to do something, because right now, you know again, he said ‘I’m not negotiating.’ That’s fine, but then you have to negotiate."
Watch the clips for more from Morgan's sit down interview with the man who once chose not to fire him, instead choosing to crown him the first-ever winner of "The Celebrity Apprentice."
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