The U.S. debt clock has begun spinning backward since President Trump took office. When President Trump took office on Jan. 20, the total national debt was $19,947,304,555,212, or nearly $20 trillion. While there are fluctuating cycles of increase and decrease, the debt reached a high of $19,959,593,604,841 on Feb. 28, 2017, stalled, and since March 14, 2017, has continually dropped:
In the same period after Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009, the debt rose $320 billion, an increase of 3.1 percent. During Obama’s eight years, the national debt nearly doubled, giving Trump’s predecessor the distinction of having increased it more than any other administration in history.
Total U.S. National Debt has now decreased by more than $100 billion.