Trump Wants Credit for Cutting the National Debt. Economists Say Not So Fast - Bloomberg
- President Donald Trump asked on Twitter why the media hasnâ€™t reported that the national debt has dropped since his inauguration. One explanation, some economists said: Trump couldnâ€™t have had anything to do with it.â€śAnything that has happened to the debt has been on autopilot since Obama left," said Laurence Kotlikoff, an economics professor at Boston University. â€śIf anything, he is taking credit for something Obama did."