On June 11th 2018, Donald Trump tweeted a claim that the stock market was up almost 40% since his election. On that day the Dow Jones Industrial average closed at 25,316.53.
November 9th 2016, (the day after the election) the Dow Jones industrial average closed at 18,589.69.
Trump’s claim of 40% was false. It was actually a 27% increase.
Stock Market up almost 40% since the Election, with 7 Trillion Dollars of U.S. value built throughout the economy. Lowest unemployment rate in many decades, with Black & Hispanic unemployment lowest in History, and Female unemployment lowest in 21 years. Highest confidence ever!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 11, 2018
This morning, September 2nd 2019, President Trump made an even more fantastic claim that the market is up over 50% since his election.
Friday August 30th, (the last day of trading) the Dow Jones Industrial average Closed at 26,403.28.
Trump’s claim is again false as the Market has gained 30% since the day of his election; a far cry from the over 50% he’s claimed.
Since my election, many trillions of dollars of worth has been created for our Country, and the Stock Market is up over 50%. If you followed the advice of the Failing New York Times columnist, Paul Krugman, you’d be doing VERY poorly – you’d be angry and hurt. He never got it!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 2, 2019
Stock market is up 50%?! Since when?! https://t.co/otEv4RqDhX— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) September 2, 2019
50% ?lol. I guess the majority of Trump voters don’t own stocks so they don’t even know you’re lying…— Jill (@Jilly379) September 2, 2019
The Dow is up 200 points in the LAST EIGHTEEN MONTHS.— Jon Fish 🐠 (@lionel_jon) September 2, 2019
Cool story, bro.
Every word of this tweet is a lie, including "and" and "the."— Translate Trump (@TranslateRealDT) September 2, 2019
Yes, yes— it’s “Wharton.”— JΛKΣ (@USMCLiberal) September 2, 2019
Let’s compare my forgetting the “h”, to Trump thinking 6,000 is 50% of 20,000.
Good argument, #MAGAts.
Trump should be kissing Obama’s ass. Obama inherited recession. Took market from 7,000 to 20,000. Unemployment from 8.3% to 4.6%. Consumer confidence from 25.3 to 107.1. Ended IRAQ war. Crippled ISIS and MS-13. Trump’s trade wars and 1% tax cut threaten stability— ♻️🇺🇸 Christopher Zullo (@ChrisJZullo) September 2, 2019
I can’t imagine what it’s like to wake up and just make shit up every day.— Candice Chetta 🌈🌹 (@candicechetta) September 2, 2019
Wrong again. You must be looking at our National Debt.— Debra Jean Kennedy (@debrabayken) September 2, 2019
US Debt:— Rhythm (@Rhythmtrader) September 2, 2019
🇺🇸 National $22T
🏡 Household $13.8T
🎓 Student loan $1.5T
🚗 Auto loan $1.2T
🖊️ Mortgage $9.4T
🏦 Budget $960B
💳 Credit card $868B
This. Is. Not. Sustainable
You ain’t kidding!
Trump has never met a number he couldn't fudge. Like his golf scores, attendance numbers, the economy, his height, weight, hand size, net worth… In fact I'm not sure he's ever not lied about any number he's ever talked about.— Your Party Sucks! (@LennyGhoul) September 2, 2019