Fox & Friends‘s Brian Kilmeade Hits Trump Economy: $21 Trillion in Debt ‘Bothers Me’


During one of Fox & Friends‘ regular moments touting President Donald Trump‘s booming economy, co-host Brian Kilmeade offered a notable fact check.

After a restaurant patron in Florida told Steve Doocy that the current economy was the best of his lifetime, co-host Ainsley Earhart noted, “that’s pretty strong!”

“Probably true,” reliable Trump booster Pete Hegseth said.

“Except for the $21 trillion in debt,” Kilmeade deadpanned. “That kind of bothers me.”

“Well that’s a whole thing,” Hegseth said. “You can only take care of one thing at a time, Brian.”

“What’s one more trillion!” Earhardt joked.

Trump’s tax plan and and massive budget spending deal from earlier this year ensured his administration amassed $1 trillion in debt by March. In August, the U.S. passed the $21.3 trillion mark, and the national deficit rose to $1.2 trillion in the fiscal year.

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