Trump Freaks Out On Obama & ‘Debt’ During Weird Saturday Morning Meltdown


It’s not immediately clear what’s prompted this, but early this Saturday morning, President Trump took to Twitter for the second time. This time, his topic was the national debt.

He wrote, “The media has not reported that the National Debt in my first month went down by $12 billion vs a $200 billion increase in Obama first mo.”

What Trump does, in fact, get accurate here is that the national debt has gone down almost 12 billion dollars in the first month that he has been in office.

What Trump completely misses the mark on, however, is the rest of the story.

President Obama inherited an economy that was a real, actual mess. That economy was bleeding jobs at record levels, people were out of work everywhere, banks were closing by the dozen.

Thus, it’s not as though Obama came around and simply screwed things up, thus prompting the national debt to increase. Obama accepted the grim reality of the national debt that was already fast increasing before he ever came around and forged ahead, attempting to make economic conditions better for working Americans.

Trump’s different.

Trump came along after Obama had spent eight years working, as mentioned, towards improving economic conditions for millions of Americans. Obama didn’t operate in a void, and neither does Trump.

And there’s something else, too. Yes, there has been a decrease in the national debt. However, the decrease, as mentioned, has been to the tune of 12 billion dollars. The total national debt, on the other hand, is near 20 trillion dollars.

The national debt has thus decreased by well under one-one hundredth of a percent.

And Trump is up in arms about the media not reporting that? The exact debt size fluctuates, Trump, going up and down regularly — get with the picture.

Trump eventually added on Twitter Saturday morning, “Great optimism for future of U.S. business, AND JOBS, with the DOW having an 11th straight record close. Big tax & regulation cuts coming!”

JOBS and U.S. business might be doing well, Mr. Trump, but people are still suffering.

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