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Feds report that U.S. debt is $2 trillion larger than the day Donald Trump took office

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During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised to eliminate the national debt within eight years.

However, his first two calendar years in office have ballooned the debt.

The United States Treasury Department numbers show the debt is $2 trillion larger than the day Trump took office, CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller reported Wednesday.

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“We’ve got to get rid of the $19 trillion in debt,” Trump promised as a candidate. “Well, I would say over a period of eight years. And I’ll tell you why.”

The debt now stands at nearly $22 trillion.

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