One day after assuring Americans he is not running for president “to make things unstable for the country,” the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump, said in a television interview Thursday that he might seek to reduce the national debt by persuading creditors to accept something less than full payment.This is exactly how Trump has operated in the private sector. NYT informs of how Trump dealt with his mega Chicago project when the 208 financial crisis hit :
Asked whether the United States needed to pay its debts in full, or whether he could negotiate a partial repayment, Mr. Trump told the cable network CNBC, “I would borrow, knowing that if the economy crashed, you could make a deal.”
He added, “And if the economy was good, it was good. So, therefore, you can’t lose.”
One of the lenders that have extended credit to Mr. Trump is Mr. [Steven]Mnuchin’s Dune Capital. Dune was among a syndicate of lenders led by Deutsche Bank for the construction of his Trump International Hotel & Tower, a 92-story skyscraper in Chicago. Mr. Trump sued the lenders, including Dune, in 2008 to extend the terms of the loan on the basis of “unprecedented financial crisis in the credit markets.” The suit was later settled.Can you imagine that he sues his lenders because he was dumb enough to borrow money at the peak of the real estate market?
That's how Donald "Stiff Them If Necessary" Trump rolls.
Personally, I expect him to stiff taxpayers and raise taxes long before he stiffs Treasury security holders.