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Trump says debt ceiling can't be a bargaining chip. That's not what he said in 2012.

Jul 19, 2019 - Politico

President Donald Trump on Friday extolled the debt ceiling as "a sacred element of our country" that should never be wielded as a bargaining chip in budget talks - despite urging Republican lawmakers to do just that 6½ years ago.

"That's a very, very sacred thing in our country, debt ceiling. We can never play with it. So I would have to assume we're in great shape," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office.

The president's remarks come as White House officials, led by Treasury Secr...