Fact check: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blames Trump tax cuts for ballooning federal debt
As Republicans and Democrats prepare to battle over the nation’s debt limit, finger-pointing has intensified.
The claim: "I think the largest contributor to the debt ceiling, or to our deficit, has been the Trump tax cuts." — U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
PolitiFact Rating: False. A little more than two-thirds of today’s debt was already on the books before Trump’s 2017 inauguration.