During an interview with Fox News’ Sandra Smith, McEnany was asked for her response to the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) estimation that the federal budget is looking at a record deficit of $3 trillion.
“What is the president’s plan as the economy rebounds to take this on?” Smith asked. “Obviously [spending] was needed with the coronavirus pandemic — and that’s why we are looking at this right now — but something obviously has to be done about this as we slowly see the economy recover.”
“I spoke to the president about this just before before coming and joining you,” McEnany said. “He said ‘absolutely.’ The debt is a big second term priority of his. He wants to see unprecedented growth and we’ll see that on President Trump’s watch.”
On Fox, WH’s McEnany says Trump said “absolutely. Big debt is a priority” for a second term.” This comes after a CBO rpt last wk projected a $3.3 trillion budget deficit this year & the nat’l debt spiking to $33 trillion in coming years
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) September 9, 2020