I have been a bit perplexed by the Trump administration (over a LOT of things, yes, I know) regarding the national debt as it’s long been the clarion call of the Republican Party.
But Donald Trump has shown little to no interest in the spiking debt which usually sends the Repubs screaming.
According to The Daily Beast, we may now have the answer – it won’t get really, really bad until after he’s gone, so he doesn’t care.
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.