The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 1,031 points on Monday, making today one of its most massive single-day drops in points, wiping out stock market gains for the entire year. Concerns of the coronavirus outbreak caused the markets to take a huge dive, and Trump has consistently used the stock market to brag about his economy. Trump took his little fingers to Twitter on Monday while in India (around 3:15 AM in New Delhi where he is now) to claim that the coronavirus is “very much under control” in the United States.
“The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. We are in contact with everyone and all relevant countries,” Trump tweeted. “CDC & World Health have been working hard and very smart. Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”
The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. We are in contact with everyone and all relevant countries. CDC & World Health have been working hard and very smart. Stock Market starting to look very good to me!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2020
Twitter users piled in.
oh look everyone, we’re in phase 1, “deny it’s happening.” cool story my lying dude https://t.co/rwrph0kNpi
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) February 24, 2020
Do you ever stop lying? What is so good about this👇👇 pic.twitter.com/2fctxQayBP
— KalliJo (@kallijo68) February 24, 2020
— Debbie (@Debbie56111656) February 24, 2020
The stock market fell 1000 points today. What??
— Zimmy (@zimmy1998) February 24, 2020
Under Obama’s administration, the NSC was expanded from about 150 to 400 members.
In 2018, the Trump administration fired the government’s entire pandemic response chain of command.
We’ve never been more unprepared.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) February 24, 2020
This administration is totally unprepared for an outbreak such as this. Acting Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cuccinelli is the top member of Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force, and he literally asked Twitter for help to access an online map produced by Johns Hopkins University of the spread of the virus. Meanwhile, Trump’s MAGA budget proposes drastic cuts to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Only Trump’s base would believe their president when he says the market is doing great after it took a massive dive.
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