FOX News senior political analyst Brit Hume was sharply critical of President Obama’s lack of leadership during the fights over the sequestration cuts, calling his actions “very unusual.”

“The president seems prepared to let the public suffer almost as much as possible, as long as he can blame somebody else. This is not what we expect of presidents,” Hume said. “Presidents, in the end, are supposed to be the people who put their big boy pants and prepare to shoulder the responsibility. And if they’re criticized for using that responsibility, or authority, so be it. But that’s what you expect of presidents.”

Hume added that Obama was “more inclined to let the chips fall where they may” as long as he could blame Republicans.

“It’s very unusual for a president,” Hume concluded.