During the alleged president’s State of the Union speech last week, the former reality show star bragged about how the stock market “smashed one record after another, gaining $8 trillion in value.” Trump has repeatedly touted Wall Street gains as how well the economy is doing under his administration.
Just last month, Trump tweeted, “The Stock Market has been creating tremendous benefits for our country in the form of not only Record Setting Stock Prices, but present and future Jobs, Jobs, Jobs.”
“Seven TRILLION dollars of value created since our big election win!” President Exclamation Mark added.
While giving a speech in Ohio on Monday, Trump bragged about the economy while stocks plunged 1,175 points — its biggest point decline ever.
Trump told the crowd in Ohio that the GOP tax cut bill “set off a tidal wave of good news that continues to grow every single day.”
MSNBC, CNN and Fox News ran Chyrons as Trump was speaking, showing the massive decline. Then, Fox News interrupted Trump’s big speech with ‘breaking news’ on the stock market.
“If the Dems (Crooked Hillary) got elected,” Trump tweeted in late December, “your stocks would be down 50% from values on Election Day.” There are dozens of examples of Trump bragging about stock market gains.
Trump hasn’t been tweeting about the stock market since stocks started to fall and that surprises no one at all. Trump is a deeply insecure ‘man’ who seeks praise from others while he pats himself on the back, even for former President Barack Obama’s economy.
During his speech, President Stable Genius also said that Democrats who didn’t clap for him during his State of the Union address committed ‘treason.’
Of course, the stock market’s gains during Trump’s first year do not help his base so we’re not sure why he bragged about it repeatedly. It certainly doesn’t help the coal miners in Kentucky and West Virginia.
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