Paul Brandus: This was Trump’s craziest promise yet

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US President Donald Trump leaves alongside Speaker of the House Paul Ryan

Even by his standards, President Trump’s State of the Union two weeks ago was long winded. He spoke for nearly an hour and a half, and covered every topic under the sun. Every topic that is but one of the biggest and most important of all: the surging federal deficit and national debt.

It seems Trump has completely forgotten about one of the crazier campaign pledges he made in 2016, I think one of the craziest he’s ever made, in fact: to eliminate the national debt. Not the deficit mind you, which is just how much red ink Uncle Sam spills each year—but the entire debt itself.

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