Donald Trump was riding a wave of enthusiasm this past week after his dominant victory in the New York primary. Since the resounding triumph, Trump has found himself in hot water again with Republican voters.
This past week Trump came out in support of transgender people being able to use whichever bathroom they wanted and included that Bruce Jenner would be welcome to use whichever bathroom he wanted at Trump Tower. He has since walked back that statement saying that states should be able to enact their own laws and the federal government should stay out of it.
The next day Trump walked back his claim that he would be able to eliminate the $19 trillion dollar debt. According to the Blaze, Trump told the Washington Post in March that he could get rid of the debt in eight years simply by renegotiating trade deals.
Trump was asked by Fortune how he would be able to eliminate the debt within the next 10 years. “I didn’t say 10 years,” Trump said. “First of all, with low interest rates, you can think in terms of refinancings, and get it down. I believe you can do certain things to pay off the debt more quickly. The most important thing is to make sure the economy stays strong. You can do it in smaller chunks. You can do it in larger chunks. And you can do it in refinancings.”
When Trump was pressed for an answer to how much debt he actually thought he could eliminate within the next decade, he replied “a percentage.” No specific number was given.
Despite Trump’s ever evolving stances on issues, he still enjoys a major lead in most polls and is the only current candidate with a possibility of wrapping up the nomination before the convention.