Trump Regime

“I won’t be here”

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

We've always known that Republicans do not truly care about the federal deficit or the national debt beyond their ability to use it as a wedge against progressive spending policies, but just a few words from Trump can drive home just how self-centered and selfish his generation of Republicans are.

The Daily Beast reports that Trump's advisers have tried to convince him that he should do something about our national debt, but Trump has explicitly told them he doesn't care because he won't be around to see it when shit hits the fan.

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.

Trump was referring to his eventual departure from the White House, but the truth is conservatives of his age literally won't be around to see the end result of some of their worst policies of the last 30 years. And debt could be least of our worries.

Trump and his generation of conservatives also "won't be here" to see the environmental catastrophe they're leaving behind for their grandchildren. And even if the world survives climate change, it will come at a tremendous cost their grandchildren will also have to bear.

The idea that you shouldn't vote for "people who want you dead" also applies here. Don't vote for people who want your children and grandchildren dead.

  • muselet

    “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.

    I have nothing productive to add to what’s already been said, so I’ll merely add this: What a tosser!

    –alopecia

  • We already knew he was a selfish f*ckstick but it’s nice to hear that 1) he’s said it out loud and 2) it proves the rest of the GOP doesn’t care either.

  • Badgerite

    trump: “I won’t be here then.”
    Me: Good. POS!

  • Ellen Kuhlmann

    things won’t change until people stop having such a short attention span. Also Dems need to get better at explaining stuff in simple ways to help voters connect the dots.

    • Christopher Foxx

      Or people need to start taking more responsibility for knowing who they’re voting for.

      No, you’re right. Far easier to make it someone else’s responsibility to explain it to me.

      • In fairness, the average person is pretty uneducated particularly about the very issues that actually affect them. Dems could do a better job of communicating why we have a better take on the issues. Does that mean we will ever reach the cultists? No. Nor should we even try. But we can and must do a better job of “reaching the reachables”.

        • Christopher Foxx

          Yes, in many cases a people are victims of circumstance. Of an education system that failed them, an environment that doesn’t serve them well (growing up in a Fox-indoctrinated family) and/or willful actions by political leaders to mislead them. But “they did it to me” only goes so far. And in many cases it’s willful ignorance. A refusal to come out of the bubble. A denial in the face of overwhelming evidence. Being just plain lazy and selfish and claiming it’s instead some morally superior purity stance.

          The Dems could absolutely be better about getting a message out. Starting by having a message to get out.

          But that should not be considered the main solution. That lies with the electorate, not the people we’ve elected.

  • simpfan

    “Yeah, but I won’t be here” is the same thinking he’s applied to every one of his failed businesses.

  • katanahamon

    The Repubs are purposely raiding the pantry so it’s empty when Dems regain power. Then suddenly they’ll say we must cut all social programs. It’s their usual tactic. We must educate the voters to see what is happening, and stop them from voting for these greedy losers.

    • Ceoltoir

      The Democratic Party needs to say fine then. Then use that as a justification to raise taxes and cut military spending and corporate subsidies. If the fascistic republican trash still have a problem with that, the block grants to red states go away.