He should have at least tried to get the debt under control, which he did promise to do during his first campaign, but failed miserably. He didn't even try this promise during his second campaign because he knew he didn't know how to do it. No one on his staff knows, or genuinely cares. They just don't mention the debt anymore and for obvious reasons.
Now it is 'right wing' to even talk of presenting an honest budget, must less balancing one.