- Mar 19, 2015
I give you the party of fiscal responsibility.
Donald Trump is reportedly refusing to tackle the US’s spiralling national debt because he will not be in office by the time the situation is expected to reach a crisis point.
White House staff are thought to have repeatedly urged the president during his time in office to work on reducing the now $21.8 trillion (£17.1 trillion) America owes its creditors.
Officials had attempted to warn Mr Trump during a meeting in early 2017 that debt could spike further in the coming years.
However, the president is said to have been indifferent once he realised the problem was only likely to become critical after he had completed a possible second term.
“Yeah, but I won’t be here,” Mr Trump remarked, a source who had been in the room at the time told The Daily Beast.