2017-10-10 12:37:06 UTC
http://www.theroot.comHere's how much debt the US government added under President
Based on quarterly data released by the US Treasury, the debt at
the end of 2008 just before Obama took office stood at
As of the third quarter of 2016, the most recent data available,
the debt as Obama is set to leave office stood at
Based on the website USdebtclock.com, which extrapolates the US
national debt in real time based on committed government
spending, the debt will be roughly $19.97 trillion when
President-elect Donald Trump takes office on Friday.
Thus, the national debt under Obama will have grown by about $9
trillion, or an increase of 86%.