The objective of this post is to prepare Trump Supporters for anticipated questions they may have to answer concerning the National Debt. With each question, I have added a possible answer, but Trump Supporters may need to improve on the answers I provided, because I struggled with the answers.
Question #1: During the 2016 Presidential Campaign, Donald Trump promised to “Wipe-Out” the National Debt. However, during Trump’s first 42 months in office, Trump has increased the National Debt by over SIX (6) TRILLION 600 BILLION DOLLARS. This increase represents the largest National Debt increase of any leader, of any country, at any time during a 42 month period. Can you explain how this happened?
Possible Answer: Our country was attacked by the COVID-19 VIRUS.
Question #2: It is true that the country was attacked by the COVID-19 Virus, however, Trump had increased the National Debt by well over THREE (3) TRILLION DOLLARS before the COVID-19 Virus was even discovered. Can you explain how this happened?
Possible Answer: We gave Americans the largest Tax Cut in History.
Question #3: Trump says his Tax Cut was the largest in history, however, his tax cut was .9% of our total GDP, and Reagan’s 1981 tax cut was 2.89% of total GDP. In fact, the Trump Tax cut was the 8th largest Tax Cut in history, not the largest. In addition, Trump said the Tax Cut would spur enough economic growth to offset the revenue lost though the Tax Cuts, with the additional taxes collected from the increased economic growth the Tax cuts would generate. Why didn’t this happen?
Possible Answer: Before we were attacked by the COVID-19 Virus, we had a Booming Economy.
Question #4: If we had what you refer to as a “Booming Economy” before the COVID-19 Virus, why did the country lose over THREE (3) TRILLION DOLLARS during that same period of time?
Possible Answer: I’d like to new question please.
Question #5: OK, let me ask it another way. If you could not balance the Budget during your “Booming Economy”, when would you be able to balance the budget?
Possible Answer: I’d like to phone a friend please.
- Trump promised to “Wipe-Out” the National Debt.
- Trump instead has raised the National Debt over SIX TRILLION DOLLARS.
- As a private citizen, it took Trump 10 years to lose his first BILLION DOLLARS.
- Trump now loses our Country over FIVE (5) BILLION DOLLARS PER DAY.
- Why did people think a person who went bankrupt SIX (6) times could manage our money?