U.S. national debt jumps to $21 trillion from $19.9 trillion since Trump's in officeStaff Writer | March 19, 2018
The United States national debt exceeded $21 trillion for the first time, a little more than six months after it hit first $20 trillion on September 8, 2017.
America Trump pledged to eliminate the national debt
When Donald Trump took office on January 20, 2017, the national debt was $19.9 trillion, according to U.S. Treasury data. About a year ago, Trump pledged to eliminate the national debt "over a period of eight years". ■