Remember this little gem? It's worth repeating. https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-on-coming-debt-crisis-i-wont-be-here-when-it-blows-up The president thinks the balancing of the nation’s books is going to, ultimately, be a future president’s problem. Asawin Suebsaeng White House Reporter Lachlan Markay Reporter Updated 03.14.19 2:14PM ET / Published 12.05.18 10:32AM ET EXCLUSIVE Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast Since the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump’s aides and advisers have tried to convince him of the importance of tackling the national debt. Sources close to the president say he has repeatedly shrugged it off, implying that he doesn’t have to worry about the money owed to America’s creditors—currently about $21 trillion—because he won’t be around to shoulder the blame when it becomes even more untenable. The friction came to a head in early 2017 when senior officials offered Trump charts and graphics laying out the numbers and showing a “hockey stick” spike in the national debt in the not-too-distant future. In response, Trump noted that the data suggested the debt would reach a critical mass only after his possible second term in office. “Yeah, but I won’t be here,” the president bluntly said, according to a source who was in the room when Trump made this comment during discussions on the debt. ____________________ The article goes on, but does it really have to?