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Trump once promised to eliminate the national debt in 8 years — but his new budget shows the president is going in the opposite direction

Trump once promised to eliminate the national debt in 8 years — but his new budget shows the president is going in the opposite direction

In April 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump promised the $19 trillion national debt would be eliminated “over a period of eight years” during an interview with the Washington Post. But Trump’s latest budget, released Monday, shows that instead of shrinking the US’s record debt load the president is adding to it. According to the budget, which…