“I think you’re exactly right,” Priebus said. “I think he wants this thing to happen — a shutdown of the government. I’m totally cynical on the thing. I think that’s exactly what he wants. I in fact think he’s got a bunch of Democrats that are sick and tired of it as well because they’re sitting in red states and they’re nervous as anything they’re going to get stuck with Obamacare then they’re going to have to go out there and defend it. I think it’s actually going to be a big problem in the end though, Hugh, for the Democrats.”

“I think he’s being cute by half, and the biggest albatross around his neck is not only the economy but Obamacare,” Priebus continued. “It’s his foreign policy. He picked the absolute worst time in the agenda to come across as weak and you know he’s not only doing his best to humiliate himself but he’s doing his best to humiliate this country and I think it’s going to come back to bite him.”