“Before he was sworn in as president, Donald J. Trump made clear that he would treat the stock market as a crucial yardstick of his success in office,”as The New York Times is reporting.
“’The world was gloomy before I won — there was no hope,’ he wrote on Twitter on Dec. 26, 2016. Since his election, he said, ‘the market is up 10%.’ (It was up, but not that much.)
“In the three years since, Mr. Trump has obsessed over the daily gyrations of the stock market like no president before him. He trumpeted its relentless rise as a validation of his leadership, his financial acumen and his policies. Disappointing days were the fault of Democrats, the media or the Federal Reserve. Stocks, he warned, would crash if he was impeached or ‘if anyone but me takes over in 2020.’
“Now his bragging rights and doomsday threats have evaporated — along with trillions of dollars in wealth.”
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