The Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 30,000 for the first time in a historical milestone following the removal of a roadblock to a smooth transition to the Biden administration. Of course, it’s the Biden bump, but Donald Trump swooped in to take credit during an insanely short press briefing. Ivanka Trump appeared to try to give her father credit for the Dow earlier, and that, too, didn’t go down well for her.
Trump noted the COVID-19 vaccine’s potential, took credit for the Dow’s rise, then walked off without taking any questions from reporters. And since Trump wants to overturn the presidential election without providing proof of his wild-eyed allegations of widespread voter fraud, Americans deserve answers. It’s also worth noting that during the final presidential debate in October, Trump claimed the stock market would crash if Joe Biden were elected president. And the opposite of what Trump claimed happened.
Lol what was this? pic.twitter.com/7NfvGqzUg9
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 24, 2020
Twitter users are wondering what the fuck just happened.
I swear to fucking God Trump came into the White House press room to announce that the Dow Jones had risen above 30,000. He spoke for maybe a minute and then left without taking questions. What a clown show.
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) November 24, 2020
Pretty sure that was Trump’s weird-ass version of a concession.
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) November 24, 2020
President Trump did not respond to a reporter’s question, “Why not concede for the good of the country?”
— Grace Segers (@Grace_Segers) November 24, 2020
He’s the boyfriend asking his girlfriend what they’re doing this weekend after she just broke up with him.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) November 24, 2020
“Hi, the DOW did the complete opposite of what I predicted for MONTHS, but I’m going to take credit for it now. K, thanks, bye.”
— Jo Dean Townsend (@JodeanTownsend) November 24, 2020
For the record, the Trump statement was 786 characters long. Meaning it could have been delivered in a three-tweet thread. https://t.co/MScrBzWlt5
— Sam Stein (@samstein) November 24, 2020
Anyone could have predicted that Trump would take credit for the Stock market gains. That’s who he is and who he has always been — all while never taking responsibility for his mistakes.
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