Moderators Chuck Todd of NBC News and Rachel Maddow of MSNBC talk during the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Source: Peter Hasson

Moderators for the first two Democratic debates asked a combined zero questions about the rapidly expanding national debt.

NBC and MSNBC hosts Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt, Chuck Todd, Rachel Maddow and José Diaz-Balart failed to ask any of the 20 candidates on the stage Wednesday and Thursday night about the national debt.

The moderators covered a range of topics other than the national debt including climate change, immigration and working with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The lack of focus on the national debt from debate moderators comes even as deficits continue to grow, with Social Security and Medicare driving spending more than anything else.

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