HOWEVER our total debt is actually $16.0 trillion (perhaps more, since that was the debt limit reached during the demoRAT convention), so who accounted for the additional $3.2 trillion debt ($16.0 - $12.8 trillion) that got us to $16.0 trillion? Did we have a period of time in American history with no president in office, that accounted for the $3.2 trillion difference?
So who accounted for the $3.2 trillion difference? It seems to me, that it would have to be added onto the previous presidents up to GW Bush. And believe me, I am a staunch lifelong conservative. I am just curious as it seems the total of all previous presidents should be $9.5 trillion ($6.3 + $3.2) rather than $6.3 trillion.