President Trump has done something that hasn’t been done by a president in decades; he started taking his campaign promises seriously. His track record, even during his short tenure in office, has caused a ripple effect across not only the nation, but the world. His leadership has caused foreign diplomats, both friend and foe, to revise how they treat the United States.
While it’s true that President Trump is acting like a veritable Chuck Norris of Presidents, to be fair, most of what he’s doing is just un-doing. Undoing the “change” that his predecessor so proudly enacted. While it wouldn’t take much to show up our illustrious former President, one impressive reversal that President Trump has accomplished has to do with the national debt. Trump’s impressive business instincts have kicked into high gear and a little bit of budget tweaking has gone a long way.
When the President took office on January 20th, the US Debt stood at $19,947 billion. On March 8th, about 6 1/2 weeks later, the US Debt stood at $19,879 billion. That means that in under 2 months Trump has lowered the national debt by $68 billion since his inauguration.
Here’s a breakdown of the debt decrease.
This is a stark comparison to what President Obama accomplished during his time in office. Between his inauguration and March 8th, 2009 the US Debt burden increased by more than $320 billion. Obama also enacted the trillion-dollar ‘Stimulus’ bill which, surprise surprise, turned out to be a colossal failure and waste of US tax dollars. Overall, Obama doubled the US deficit during his tenure in office and set new records for the largest debt increase during any presidency.
Here’s a comparison chart of Obama’s first few weeks in office.
Even if the United States just put it on cruise control, and nothing else changed during the Trump Administration, cleaning up this colossal financial mess that has been made by corrupt politicians who can’t seem to balance a checkbook, would be completely worth it. Obama promised us change, and after 8 years that’s pretty much all he left us with. Trump promised to make America great again, and this debt decrease is just the beginning of many more great things to come.
(Source: Gateway Pundit)