While I agree that Congress should not be paid either, while others are suffering due to no fault of their own, I would be concerned that some members may ‘cave’ based on their own financial interests. In this case for example, that would be horrific. That said, the President calling for the shutdown (when there actually is one) and if applicable their family members (nepotism) in this case also his/her ‘advisors’, should not be paid for sure. In the case where the position is used to not take a pay, for the sole purpose of profiting from it by the millions on the side-we’d have to start by implementing stronger laws first, that would be applied immediately, without having to ‘guess’ (sarcasm) , as to whether or not a president is or is not above the law! They’re not, no one is! It’s “The law of the land”, not the law of one person- or, one Trump!