To Pay Off National Debt, Trump Would Have to Sell, Sell, Sell

Budget group says Trump’s goal ‘virtually impossible’

by Robert Schroeder
Market Watch

If you’re tired of looking at that eyesore of a federal government building in your neighborhood, you may be in luck: President Donald Trump would sell it to pay down the national debt.

Trump, what’s more, wouldn’t stop there. To help unburden the U.S. of its $19 trillion in debt, the Republican presidential candidate’s campaign says he would sell off government-owned real estate and suggests he’d do the same with energy resources and land.

“The United States government owns more real estate than anybody else, more land than anybody else, we have more energy than anybody else,” Trump campaign adviser Barry Bennett said Sunday on MSNBC. “We can get rid of government buildings we’re not using, we can extract the energy from government lands, we can lease government lands, we can do all kinds of things to extract value from the assets that we hold.”

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