Shutdowns...*sheesh*. It was NEVER Trump.
Neither was it Ford, who had the first shutdown...EVER in U.S. history.
Carter had five.
Reagan had eight.
Bush Sr. had one.
Clinton had two.
Bush Jr. had one.
Even Obama had one.
The fault, in its entirety, falls on something called the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act, which established the federal budget process in 1974. From that year, ALL U.S. government shutdowns have followed suit. THE DEMOCRATS, WHO RULED BOTH SENATE AND THE HOUSE said they were sick of legislation getting passed but not funded. What they GOT, was a government that shuts down when too many bills get passed that the government can't pay for!
Bet me on this: Trump took the helm on a shutdown that was going to happen ANYWAY.
I'll say it again. Every President since 1976 has had at least one shutdown. There are NONE recorded prior to 1976.
The Democrats suffered their worst Legislative year ever in 1973.
The Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 passes both Democratically controlled houses and becomes law.
The first ever shutdown occurs on Sept 10, 1976.