The federal debt has ballooned $236,991,525,500.74 in the 22 days since the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, U.S. Treasury statistics show.
The data shows that at the close of business on Sept. 26, the federal debt was $19,529,588,502,748.67. At the end of Tuesday's business day, it was 19,766,580,028,249.41.
CNS News reports the debate-period debt rise is more than all the debt the feds accumulated between the founding of the country and the end of fiscal 1944.
According to CNS News, the hike translates into a daily increase of $10,772,342,068.22 – and $1,843.48 for every person who voted in the 2012 presidential election.
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