“Reagan Taught Us Deficits Don’t Matter” when we’re in office.

I’m not sure which part of this is more surprising: that members of a Republican administration actually cared about the defecit once in power, that Trump said out loud what they all usually say to one another with winks and nods, or that this article portrays it as surprising that a Republican president doesn’t care about rising deficits under his watch

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.

www.thedailybeast.com/trump-on-coming-debt-crisis-i-wont-be-here-when-it-blows-up

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