( CNN) And so it continues. With no end in sight to the government shutdown, President Donald Trump, who rightly said a government shutdown should be blamed on the White House , now seems unwilling to accept responsibility.

Reacting to Congress' resistance to force US taxpayers — rather than Mexico — to fund his border wall, Trump even threatened to shut down the southern border on Friday night. No one knows what that means exactly, but his impetuous response exposes a much bigger issue at play here: In whose interests is our President acting?

It increasingly appears he is acting in his own, putting America and Americans second.