Trump has overseen the fastest increase in the debt of any president—almost 36% from 2017 to 2020. Trump has not fulfilled his campaign promise to cut the debt. Instead, he’s done the opposite.
- During his campaign in 2016, President Trump promised to eliminate the national debt in eight years.
- Instead, it is projected that he will add at least $8.3 trillion.
- As of October 2020, the national debt reached a new high of $27 trillion, an increase of almost 36% since President Trump took office in 2017.
- The national debt and the amount President Trump contributes to it may be higher once the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is realized.
The amount of people that believed this man’s promises is staggering. He was a businessman that had multiple properties/businesses go bankrupt and touted himself as the key person to run this country because of his background. That proved to be extremely wrong.
Now the American people will pay the price for his inability to control the debt and reign in government spending.