During his campaign, Trump promised Cult 45 he would eliminate the deficit within 8 years. Hopefully, voters will just send him home as opposed to giving him any more years.
Trump inherited a deficit of $585 billion when he took office in January 2017. That was 58 percent lower than the $1.4 trillion former President Barack Obama inherited in 2009 following the financial crisis, a number his administration slashed over two terms.
According to the latest Congressional Budget Office data released on Monday, the full-year deficit for 2019 is estimated to come in at $984 billion, just shy of the $1 trillion that many analysts were expecting. In 2018 the figure was $779 billion and in 2017 it was $665 billion.Newsweek:
The ‘Chosen One’ also claimed he could eliminate America’s $19 trillion of gross federal debt within eight years but it has now reached $22 trillion.
Promises made, promises broken.