According to some sources the debt looks worse than it is. With a widening world economy the current national debt is actually less severe than the one we had accrued during the second World War.
Just playing Devil's Advocate.
There is an obvious trend in Republican Presidents and the rising debt. In their defense, it is very hard to balance the budget with one hand preparing to launch missiles. It's also hard to do such tasks when you are in bed so often... with as many big businesses as possible.
I can't cut this administration any slack. It has been a f***ing travesty.