Creating a huge federal deficit during times of low unemployment seems like a ridiculous idea. It’s like racking up a huge credit card debt when you’re making good money. When times are hard, you’re not going to be able to pay off that debt and you’re going to have to declare bankruptcy.
Lesley Stahl, a 60 Minutes news correspondent, once had this interaction with Donald Trump:
“I said, you know that it’s getting tired, why are you doing this (discrediting the media) — you’re doing it over and over and it’s boring,” Stahl said. “He said you know why I do it? I do it to discredit you all and demean you all, so when you write negative stories about me no one will believe you.”
I read that in this Washington Post story, and it’s also available from many other news sources.
I don’t know what happened to Freedom of Speech in the U.S., but I like this.