Ok, the president is just lying, I am sorry. Everybody has google, it is very easy for people to look stuff up.
He said this weekend that the government has never been shut down before in the history of the country because of political "ideology."
Congress has been involved in votes to raise the debt ceiling 53 times since the 1970s and 27 of those times, the issues related to political posturing over different ideas.
Why doesn't he get it?
It is very easy for young, tech-savvy people to look this stuff up. He might want to stop doing that.