President Donald Trump was taken to task on Twitter after a report claimed he shrugged off surging U.S. national debt because it wouldn’t happen until after he leaves the White House.

Yeah, but I won’t be here,” The Daily Beast on Wednesday reported Trump as telling senior officials in early 2017 who attempted to warn him of the impending debt crisis.

In early 2017 when senior officials offered Trump charts and graphics laying out the numbers and showing a “hockey stick” spike in the national debt in the not-too-distant future. Trump's response: “Yeah, but I won’t be here."

— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) December 6, 2018

The national debt currently stands at about $21 trillion.

Many people on Twitter weren’t surprised that Trump, who has declared bankruptcy for his companies on multiple occasions, was paying little heed to the figures.

Some also suggested he had the same “philosophy on climate change.”

Trump says he doesn’t care about the national debt because “I won’t be here” when it blows up. This also appears to be his philosophy on climate change.

— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) December 5, 2018

Why would someone who built businesses abusing lenders care about debt?

— Martin Varsavsky (@martinvars) December 6, 2018

Probably should not come as a surprise to learn that a longtime real estate developer whose companies have declared bankruptcy multiple times is not that worried about long term debt:

— Mike Madden (@MikeMadden) December 5, 2018


— in SF alex (@alex) December 5, 2018

BREAKING: Man who's bankrupted four businesses not concerned with unsustainable debt

— ?? (@bunch) December 5, 2018

see also: climate change.

— El Hopaness Romtic (@rayhatfield) December 5, 2018

The President appears to be bringing the same approach to the country he took to his casinos and other failed businesses.

— Raja Krishnamoorthi (@CongressmanRaja) December 5, 2018

This is also the stance the GOP has on everything else like Medicare and the Environment

— Kat – Toronto Maple Leafs Fan (@Kate_P31) December 5, 2018

But did we except anything else from a businessman with a history of leaving others holding the check?

— brianweeden (@brianweeden) December 5, 2018

Trump thinks that about climate change too.

— Rex Nutting (@RexNutting) December 5, 2018

Same with the environment; he figures he'll be dead by the time things get really bad. He doesn't give a damn about his progeny.

— Barend Hamm (@BarendHamm) December 5, 2018

Late to this but this is the most Baby Boomer thing ever:

— Cameron Joseph (@cam_joseph) December 5, 2018

Wait, @realDonaldTrump doesn't really care about the long-term debt burden? This is my shocked face.

— Matt Welch (@MattWelch) December 5, 2018

If true, it's not surprising. He doesn't think about anyone but himself.

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