Trump adviser says his candidate has unreleased plan to create a $7 trillion surplus in a decade

Donald Trump’s chief policy adviser said Wednesday that the presumed Republican presidential nominee’s economic plans could result in a budget surplus of as much as $7 trillion in 10 years.

Speaking at a fiscal summit sponsored by the Peter Peterson Foundation, Trump adviser Sam Clovis said economic growth envisioned by the candidate’s plans and “other factors we are going to propose” could produce a surplus of between $4.5 trillion and $7 trillion.

Such a surplus would be a remarkable turnaround from what is currently projected. The Congressional Budget Office, in its latest estimate, said the deficit would be $1.3 trillion in 2026.

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