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One of President Donald Trump's most exhausted talking points is the prosperity of the economy he inherited from former President Barack Obama.

The federal national debt has skyrocketed by $2 trillion since the beginning of Trump's presidency, contrasting his campaign promises to eliminate the national debt in eight years. The deficit has ballooned by 23 percent compared to last fiscal year.

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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 20: U.S. President Donald Trump, flanked by Republican lawmakers, celebrates Congress passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on the South Lawn of the White House on December 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. The tax bill is the first major legislative victory for the GOP-controlled Congress and Trump since he took office almost one year ago. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump reportedly does not really care about the ballooning national debt, according to sources he spoke to shortly after taking office.

The Daily Beast reported on Wednesday that individuals close to Trump during his early days as president recall Trump brushing off warnings about the debt reaching "critical mass" in the early 2020s.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - FEBRUARY 6: (AFP-OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump hosts a law enforcement round table on MS-13 at the White House on February 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)

When Donald Trump was running for president, he promised to never again run $400 billion deficits or and that he would cut the national debt after 8 years in office. But his policies do just the opposite, which should come as no surprise from the self-described "king of debt."

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President Trump on national debt on Fox News with Sean Hannity. (Photo credit Fox News / Twitter)

In a Fox News interview Wednesday, President Trump bragged of gains in the stock market. Then he suggested his administration was "in a sense reducing (national) debt."

"The country -- we took it over and owed over 20 trillion. As you know the last eight years, they borrowed more than it did in the whole history of our country. So they borrowed more than $10 trillion, right? And yet, we picked up 5.2 trillion just in the stock market."

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