President Donald Trump continued to take an odd victory lap over the stock market’s performance after he declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency, tweeting an exuberant boast that was sorely lacking in context, to say the least.
And as anyone who has had a pulse for the past week understands, this rise came one day after the largest single-day point drop in history (2,352 points), which exceeded Friday’s gain by a lot.
The tweet is part of a broader end-zone dance for Trump, who also sent a signed copy of Friday’s Dow chart to Fox personality Lou Dobbs.
BIGGEST STOCK MARKET RISE IN HISTORY YESTERDAY!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 14, 2020
There was no where for it to go but up since you crashed the motherfucker for your poor handling of Coronavirus.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) March 14, 2020
because everyone was so relieved that our president managed not to piss his pants in public yesterday
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) March 14, 2020
You are a genius. pic.twitter.com/u1uzuZuSKl
— Sven Henrich (@NorthmanTrader) March 14, 2020
— Nick Mitchell (@NickMit02975030) March 14, 2020
To show you how serious Trump is about this issue he sent an autographed copy of today’s stock market chart to Lou Dobbs because the only thing Trump really cares about protecting is his immensely fragile ego. pic.twitter.com/UbMRWp4EML
— HNDRX (@thehndrx) March 14, 2020