As of yesterday, January 31, 2017 the national debt was at $19.937 trillion. One year earlier, it was $19.012 trillion. So it increased less than a trillion over that period, breaking a streak of 10 months in a row where the debt increased at least 1 trillion from the previous year. I consider this very good news. The new President Trump deserves at least a little credit for this I think.
The $20 trillion mark still hasn't been breached, but this should occur later in February, which usually runs a large deficit.