To be honest, I don’t think he really even understands it.
Courtesy of The Daily Beast:
Since the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump’s aides and advisers have tried to convince him of the importance of tackling the national debt.
Sources close to the president say he has repeatedly shrugged it off, implying that he doesn’t have to worry about the money owed to America’s creditors—currently about $21 trillion—because he won’t be around to shoulder the blame when it becomes even more untenable.
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.
This may be one of the most truthful things that Trump has ever said.
Of course, the Republican party is well known for harping on the national debt, and Trump has parroted those talking points as well.
However, this is what one of his White House aides said about his attention to the debt:
“I never once heard him talk about the debt.”
It appears that there is not one long-held GOP policy position that Trump supporters are not willing to abandon in order to justify defending their president.
Donald Trump cares about nothing except Donald Trump, and that becomes more clear every day.