With the new figures coming out just a few hours before the next Democratic debate, one budget watchdog group, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, said it was time for the candidates to be asked about the matter.
“Absent more responsible budgets, the deficit and interest costs will continue to grow rapidly, diminishing America’s future," said Michael Peterson, head of another budget watchdog, the Peterson Foundation.
"The longer we wait, the more costly and difficult it will be to put our nation on a stronger path," Peterson added.
The growing size of the deficit under the Trump Administration - coming during a positive period of economic growth - is highly unusual, as a stronger economy should mean lower deficits.
“More remarkable is the fact that these deficits are projected to continue and grow well past the one trillion dollar figure each year over the next ten years,” said Mark Sanford, a former GOP Congressman challenging President Trump.
“The President hasn’t even tried to get the federal budget under control,” said Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI).
“President Trump’s big-government agenda is not sustainable,” added Amash, who has been called a 'loser' by the President.