First reported by Msn.com
- As the country’s debt continues to climb to heights never seen before, some are wondering if politicians will ever control their penchant for spending. One report says the President isn’t concerned about the rising debt.
- The Daily Beast reports that President Trump recently brushed the idea of a problem when it comes to our national debt.
- According to the report, when Trump was shown data about the problems relating to the national debt, he responded by saying: “Yeah, but I won’t be here.”
- Another item from the story in the Daily Beast is one former senior adviser that says debt simply isn’t a “top priority” for Trump and that he’s “never once heard him talk about” it.
- While this story addressed the national debt, how much of an issue is this when it comes to voters?
- Will it ever be a priority for voters at the polls?
Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast
Since the presidential campaign in 2016, the helpers and advisers of Donald Trump have tried to convince him of the importance of tackling national debt.
Sources close to the president say that he shrugged it off repeatedly, implying that he doesn’t have to worry about the money owed to the creditors of Americaâcurrently about $21 trillionâbecause he won’t shoulder the blame when it becomes even more untenable.
The friction broke out in early 2017 when senior officials offered Trump charts and graphics showing the numbers and a “hockey stick” spike in the national debt in the not too distant future. In response, Trump noted that the data suggested that the debt would only reach a critical mass after its possible second term in office.
— reason (@reason) December 5, 2018
— Matt Welch (@MattWelch) December 5, 2018
— Nick Gillespie (@nickgillespie) December 5, 2018
He’s probably not wrong.
— reason (@reason) December 6, 2018