What Trump is suggesting here is that because of the gains in the stock market -- which have absolutely happened -- the national debt is being reduced... The stock market and the national debt have, quite literally, no direct connection. The stock market, broadly speaking, measures wealth being created (or lost) by large corporations and investors in those companies.

The national debt, which sits at $20 trillion and counting, is the debt owed by the federal government. There are two ways to reduce the debt: Raise taxes or reduce government spending. A bull stock market is not one of those two options.

Trump seems not to know any of that.

Trump seems to be getting more senile by the hour...

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