Trump Brags About ‘Biggest Stock Market Increase Since 1974’ As Deaths Pass 15,000
President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Friday to talk up gains in the stock market as Americans continue to die from the Covid-19 global pandemic. The President touted major gains that he framed as historic, ignoring the recent historic losses.
“This week, in only 4 days, we had the biggest Stock Market increase since 1974,” Trump wrote.
This week, in only 4 days, we had the biggest Stock Market increase since 1974. We have a great chance for the really big bounce when the Invisible Enemy is gone!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 10, 2020
“We have a great chance for the really big bounce when the Invisible Enemy is gone!”
The U.S. markets registered record losses over the past few weeks, with precipitous falls not seen since the recession of 2008/9. But Trump has largely ignored those market losses in favor of any and all gains in stock prices, which have been intermittent.
Trump has also failed to address the more than 15,000 people who have died in the U.S. due to the Coronavirus. The President has expressed little sympathy for the dead or their families and instead focused on his attempts to reopen the economy.
He also took time to attack Democrats and suggested a ‘Big Economic Bounceback!’