Trump Doesn't Care About the Debt

Babba

Former Staff
Jul 2007
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So. Md.
#1
I'm not that concerned about the debt yet, but Trump and the Republicans actions recently have made me start being concerned. But this is what Trump has had to say about it.

Since the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump’s aides and advisers have tried to convince him of the importance of tackling the national debt.

Sources close to the president say he has repeatedly shrugged it off, implying that he doesn’t have to worry about the money owed to America’s creditors—currently about $21 trillion—because he won’t be around to shoulder the blame when it becomes even more untenable.

The friction came to a head in early 2017 when senior officials offered Trump charts and graphics laying out the numbers and showing a “hockey stick” spike in the national debt in the not-too-distant future. In response, Trump noted that the data suggested the debt would reach a critical mass only after his possible second term in office.

“Yeah, but I won’t be here,” the president bluntly said, according to a source who was in the room when Trump made this comment during discussions on the debt.
Trump on Coming Debt Crisis: ‘I Won’t Be Here’ When It Blows Up
 
Jul 2014
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midwest
#2
Seems to be about the same attitude that Obama had.

And he added about $9.3 Trillion to the debt.

In only 8 years!

And remember, Obama criticized Bush for adding much less.

They only care about debt when they are OUT OF POWER.
 
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May 2013
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#7
Trump takes responsibility for NOTHING.
Remember the "a vote for ___ is a vote for me, but I won't take any responsibility when we lose 40 seats in the House" schtick?
Meh, Trump's one and only concern is enriching Trump.
 
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