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Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, and Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short held a press briefing on the government shutdown, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, January 20, 2018.

Trump’s chief of staff Mick Mulvaney just admitted Republicans are total hypocrites on cutting the federal deficit

Mulvaney, long known as a deficit-hawk in Congress, said the GOP loses interest on the deficit when a Democrat isn't in the White House.
U.S. President Trump departs for travel to Louisiana from the White House in Washington

‘Who the hell cares about the budget?’: Trump tears into critics of mounting federal spending and debt under his watch

"We're going to have a country," Trump said about rising federal spending, according to a report in The Washington Post.

Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen says it’s OK for the US to add to its $23 trillion debt pile — as long as it’s used to pay for climate...

Yellen says that low interest rates make it cheaper to borrow and pay for ambitious spending programs right now.

Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman says the US’s current $23 trillion federal debt is ‘not a serious problem’

The economist credited a strong private sector and low-interest rates with reducing the impact of debt on the US economy.
President Donald Trump displays his signature after signing the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul plan along with a short-term government spending bill in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., December 22, 2017.

The national debt just barreled past $23 trillion. Here’s how Trump’s $3 trillion portion compares to Obama, Bush, and Clinton.

The pace at which Trump has added to the national debt isn't as surprising as it might initially look.
Supporters of republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney stand next to a national debt clock during a rally at Exeter High School on January 8, 2012 in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Trump and congressional Democrats’ budget agreement could add $1.7 trillion to the soaring federal debt

President Trump has shifted from pledging to end the federal deficit to huge deficit spending similar to that at the height of the financial crisis.

Paul Ryan says one of his biggest regrets is the ballooning federal deficit. The evidence shows he has himself to blame.

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday said one of his biggest letdowns was the increasing federal deficit, but he helped make the debt situation worse.

Trump is suddenly obsessed with the ballooning federal deficit after his signature legislative victories caused it to explode

President Donald Trump is suddenly focused on the federal deficit, despite helping to add billions of dollars in new debt over the past two years.
Paul Ryan speaks in front of the campaign's "national debt clock" in Dover, New Hampshire.

The US will issue over $1.3 trillion in new debt in 2018, the highest amount since the depths of the recession

The amount of debt that the US government will issue in 2018 is projected to be $1.34 trillion, a 146% increase from 2017 and the highest since 2010.
Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell

Americans hate Republicans’ idea to cut Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security to bring down the soaring deficit. And they have another idea th...

Americans would rather deal with the federal deficit by reversing the GOP tax law instead of cutting entitlements like Medicare and Social Security.