New GOP platform drops reference to debt and deficits, previously a focus

New GOP platform drops reference to debt and deficits, previously a focus


The new Republican Party platform omits any mention of the federal government’s growing national debt and deficits.

The platform was released by the Republican National Committee and former President Donald Trump’s campaign on Monday. It is significantly condensed from the previous 66-page document, which was last changed in 2016. The new platform is 16 pages long and includes several more populist policy proposals — a notable realignment to Trump’s vision for the United States.

The term “debt” is not mentioned a single time in the new platform, which is roughly 5,400 words long. The term “deficit” is mentioned only once in the context of the country’s trade deficit, not the federal budget deficit.

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The omission is a big departure from the 2016 document, which mentions

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