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Buttigieg Gives Trump Too Much Blame for Debt

Buttigieg Gives Trump Too Much Blame for Debt

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg blamed tax cuts backed by President Trump for creating the nation’s debt problem. But while those tax cuts are worsening the nation’s debt, spiraling deficits and debt over the next decade were projected even before those tax cuts were enacted.

Trump’s Budget Wouldn’t Erase Deficits, CBO Said

Trump’s Budget Wouldn’t Erase Deficits, CBO Said

Under President Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018, there would have been hundreds of billions of dollars in deficits each year from 2018 to 2027, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. That contradicts White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney’s claim that the U.S. “would actually be on a glide path to balancing the budget” under the plan.

Trump’s ‘Deficit Reduction’

Trump’s ‘Deficit Reduction’

White House press aides are claiming President Donald Trump’s budget contains trillions in “deficit reduction,” when it actually calls for larger deficits for the next several years.

Trump’s Numbers

Trump’s Numbers

Statistical measures of the president’s term to date.

Trump Muddles Economic Indicators

Trump Muddles Economic Indicators

In a news interview and a speech in Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump misleadingly suggested that rising stock value could reduce the national debt.