How Trump’s Call for Debt Default Could Bite GOP in the Ass

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Onstage at his recent CNN town hall, former President Donald Trump had a message for Republicans on Capitol Hill: Relax, take a deep breath, and get ready to embrace a catastrophic default on the federal debt.

“I say to the Republicans out there—congressmen, senators—if they don’t give you massive cuts, you’re going to have to do a default,” Trump said.

Trump may have even given up the game, acknowledging that much of his calculation was political. When he was president, he said politicians shouldn’t use the threat of a default as a negotiating tool, but said he was now changing his tune “because now I’m not president.”

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