Difference Between Presidents Trump and Obama? Obama Incurred $1 Trillion More Debt at this Time in His Presidency

Guest post by Joe Hoft

What’s the difference between Presidents Trump and Obama?  Approximately $1 Trillion!  President Obama increased the US debt in his first 6 months by $1 Trillion more than President Trump!

As of today, President Trump has decreased the US Debt since his inauguration by (-$103) Billion.

President Obama on the other hand increased the US debt in his term for the same time period by $899 Billion.

Yes, that’s a difference of $1 Trillion!

However, it should be noted that the amount of US debt reported under President Trump is the same amount that has been reported for the last 4 months in a row. The amount of US debt under President Trump decreased by as much as $101 billion between January 20th (the date of President Trump’s inauguration) and March 15th. However, for the 4 months between March 15th and July 15th the amount of US debt did not materially change. During this entire 4 month period the debt stayed the same.

Under President Obama, the amount of US debt stayed the same for long periods at a time when the debt reached levels that were near the US debt limit. The Obama Administration was suspected of ‘cooking the books’ to keep the government running rather than reporting the true amount of the US debt which would have resulted in a constitutional crisis and possible government shutdown.

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Jim Hoft is the founder and editor of The Gateway Pundit, one of the top conservative news outlets in America. Jim was awarded the Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award in 2013 and is the proud recipient of the Breitbart Award for Excellence in Online Journalism from the Americans for Prosperity Foundation in May 2016. In 2023, The Gateway Pundit received the Most Trusted Print Media Award at the American Liberty Awards.

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Thanks for sharing!