DOW plummets after Trump tosses "hand grenade" into the stock market. He then jokes about it.
President Donald Trump caused the Dow Jone Industrial average to plummet today. He then preceded to joke about it.
"The Dow is down 573 points perhaps on the news that Representative Seth Moulton, whoever that may be, has dropped out of the 2020 Presidential Race!"
So far, the DOW is down 623 points, from a high of 26302, now down to 25,518.
What's causing all this? Confidence in the American economy. Particularly, confidence in the President of the United States.
Earlier, Trump literally " hereby ordered" American companies to stop working with China, an odd request of free trade principles.
“Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing..your companies HOME and making your products in the USA.”
The market reacted. And he's joking as if he's not the cause of it all.
CNN just now: "It's been a week of red flags and now the president has tossed a hand grenade into the stock market."
The majority of Americans may not know who Representative Seth Moulton is, or that he was even running for president, but Actress Mia Farrow saw Trump's comment and immediately stuck up for him:
"Rep. Seth Moulton is a US Marine veteran who served 4 tours of duty in Iraq. He was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for valor. He "fearlessly exposed himself to enemy fire" as his platoon was pinned down under heavy fire. He was awarded the Bronze Star."
That's more than Captain Bone Spurs who joked just a few days ago that he would award himself the Medal of Honor if he could. For the record, Trump dodged the draft 5 times because of the "bone spurs" medical diagnosis.
He was only even to receive that special treatment, and avoid serving his country because podiatrist owed a favor to Trump's father, Fred Trump.