Pence defends deficit expansion under Trump as necessary for economic growth

Asked about the debt-to-GDP ratio — which has grown from Obama’s tenure in the White House to Trump’s — Pence said Friday that “in a second term, we’ll continue to address those issues.”

But Trump’s belief, Pence added, is that “the real long-term solution to the fiscal challenges in Washington, D.C., is making sure the budget of every American is growing.”

“Once we get this economy rolling,” he added, “we’re going to work real hard, not just to get President Donald Trump four more years in the White House, but we’re going to make sure we have a Republican Senate and a Republican House to keep America growing and to deal with those long-term fiscal challenges.”