President Bartlet refuses to let Speaker of the House Haffley hold him hostage on the budget and allows the government to be shut down.
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President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet
Well, I'm not going to negotiate with anyone who holds a gun to my head. We had a deal. I don't care if my approval ratings drop into single digits. I am the President of the United States, and I will leave the government shut down until we come to an equitable agreement.
References Days of Our Lives
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