WHOA! Look what’s happened to the national debt under Trump

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MIAMI, FL - JUNE 16: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about policy changes he is making toward Cuba at the Manuel Artime Theater in the Little Havana neighborhood on June 16, 2017 in Miami, Florida. The President will re-institute some of the restrictions on travel to Cuba and U.S. business dealings with entities tied to the Cuban military and intelligence services. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

President Trump has become a left-wing punching bag since taking office back in January, with the mainstream media going to any lengths necessary to criticize him.

Unfortunately, due to this horrific absence of journalistic integrity, all you seem to hear about the current administration is negative. However, contrary to what you may have heard, the president has actually done a few good things here and there.

Such as decrease the obscenely large national debt by $100 billion.

You read that right. Indeed, President Trump has cut more U.S. federal debt for a longer period of time than any president in history.

The Gateway Pundit The Gateway Pundit reports:

When President Trump was inaugurated on January 20, 2017 the amount of U.S. federal debt owed both externally and internally was over $19 trillion at $19,947,304,555,212.

As of August 17, the amount of U.S. debt had decreased by more than $100 billion to $19,845,188,460,167.

No president in U.S. history has ever cut the amount of U.S. debt by this amount and no president has resided over a debt cut like this — ever.

Much to the chagrin of lefties everywhere, not even former President Bill Clinton, who did have a balanced budget (thanks to a Congress that was willing to work together and compromise on spending), managed to reduce the national debt by such a significant number.

In fact, the debt went up on his watch, instead of down.

If you take a gander at the numbers, it has been a long, long time since we’ve seen a debt decrease from one year to the next. We’re talking late 1950s, when President Eisenhower was in office.

He managed to slash the budget down from $274 billion to $273 billion in 1957, then down to $271 billion in 1958. While that was a pretty good deal at the time, it’s nowhere near the number Trump has reached.

Say what you will about the president, but the truth of the matter is that while the majority of us are distracted by the drama in the media, Trump is quietly getting a few things done that will benefit the country in the long run.

[NOTE: This article was written by Michael Cantrell. Follow him on Twitter @MCantrell0928 and on Facebook]


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