President Trump Says He’s Open to Eliminating the Debt Ceiling

President Trump said Thursday that he would be open to eliminating the debt ceiling, a routine procedural move that has become heavily politicized in recent years.

Speaking to reporters in the Cabinet Room, Trump said that he had discussed the idea with congressional leaders from both parties in a meeting in the White House on Wednesday, confirming a story reported earlier in the Washington Post.

“For many years people have been talking about getting rid of debt ceiling altogether and there are a lot of good reasons to do that,” Trump said. “So certainly that is something…

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