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