AboutTrump.org (and Biden)

A free searchable database containing over 42,000 curated and sourced quotes by and about the 2020 presidential election candidates, Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

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On Jan. 20, 2021, Donald Trump’s presidency ended and Joe Biden became president. As of that date, this site contained over 42,000 sourced comments and quotes, with an estimated 92.4% by or about Trump, compared to 7.6% by or about Biden (see methodology).

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4/11/2018

BUDGET/DEFICIT/SPENDING/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The U.S. government’s budget deficit widened in the first half of its fiscal year as spending rose faster than revenue compared with the first six months of fiscal 2017. The deficit, or the difference between the amount of money the government spent and what it took in, stood at $599.71 billion in October through March, the Treasury Department said Wednesday [4-11-18]. That was 14% higher than the deficit during the same period a year earlier. The federal fiscal year ends Sept. 30. Wednesday’s report showed the federal budget deficit was $208.74 billion in March, up 18% from the same month a year earlier. Government revenue fell 3% in March compared with a year earlier, while spending grew 7%. The revenue drop may reflect the package of corporate and individual tax cuts that Congress enacted in late 2017. In March, revenue from individual tax withholding dropped 2% from a year earlier, and gross corporate tax revenue dropped 41% from March 2017.”

-Sarah Chaney, “U.S. Budget Deficit Widens on Lower Revenue, Higher Spending,” The Wall Street Journal, April 11, 2018 4:00 pm