Trump’s student debt proposal is actually pretty liberal

In October, during a campaign rally in Columbus, Ohio, Donald Trump laid out one of the most liberal student debt plans since the federal student aid program began, and now that he has been elected, it remains to be seen whether or not he will follow through with his promises.

“We would cap repayment for an affordable portion of the borrower’s income, 12.5 percent, we’d cap it. That gives you a lot to play with and a lot to do,” Trump said at the rally. “And if borrowers work hard and make their full payments for 15 years, we’ll let them get on with their lives. They just go ahead and they get on with their lives.”

–Trump says he’ll deport 2-3 million once in office–

“Students should not be asked to pay more on the debt than they can afford,” Trump said. “And the debt should not be an albatross around their necks for the rest of their lives.”

This radical plan, which is a big departure from the fiscal conservatism embraced by his fellow Republicans, clearly would resonate with students and millennials who supported Bernie Sanders’ run, as Sanders ran with promises to forgive student debt and make secondary education free.

Of course, now that Trump has been elected, we will just have to wait and see if he keeps his promises.