Wow, what to even say!
We have already trashed Trump for bragging both on Twitter and then in the world’s shortest “weird as shit” press conference in the history of mankind that the Dow hit a new record high today! Trump is president! That means he’s a great president and will win the election, somehow. People like judges and legislators will recognize his greatness and change their state’s votes … or something!
How else do you explain the Trumps’ excitement over the stock market hitting a new high the day after Michigan certified its election and the transition process began? We have one explanation, reflex! They don’t know any other way and it’s automatic, no thought at all put into it. Simply grab the phone, put the press in the briefing room, take the credit. That’s how it’s done.
It never once occurred to them that the reaction was to the fact that the challenges to Biden seem over and Biden will be the next president. The next president will be a stable adult. That never registered. It was bad enough when just Trump did it, now Ivanka piles on to show that the stupid runs deep.
Before we get to Ivanka we want to be absolutely sure that two things are clear. One, the stock market is not the economy. Food lines are longer than ever and many are out of work. Second, COVID hit a record high today, and every day, it just continues. It’s gotten to the point we only pay attention to the numbers that hit new tens of thousands, each a life, a family member, someone who was once a kid, got married, worked, a real person.
Take it away, Ivanka!
Dow Jones Industrial Average hits 30,000 for the first time ever!
Congratulations America! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/pQFRdxaIHL
We are sort of at a loss as to why the prices are so high but we worry that rumors that Mnuchin has been using government money to buy stocks for the U.S. Government (it would be a first) to keep the market artificially high is the real reason. Perhaps there is also excitement about the vaccines and the possibility of a new stimulus. Because even with Joe Biden coming in, there’s little explanation for the market to be at all-time highs.
Anyway, this brought the trolls out in mass:
— Kurt Bardella (@kurtbardella) November 24, 2020
True leadership is less concerned w/ lines on the Dow Jones increasing, & more concerned with lines at the food banks *exponentially* increasing….
— Ryan Chase (@GunReformRyan) November 24, 2020
Pack your filthy shit up Crimestress, Rikers is what awaits you and then America can really celebrate. https://t.co/sPlqcIGuCm
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) November 24, 2020
Ivanka is merely acknowledging the effect that President-Elect Joe Biden is having on the stock market. This is now the Biden Market. His pick for Yellen as the first female Treasury Secretary, has inspired confidence.
— Carpe Diem (@CaptCarpeDiem) November 24, 2020
It’s because your idiot father is finally stepping aside and letting a competent adult begin the transition of power that America has been waiting for. 😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/o85SZOAEBF
— Janey Doer (@DoerJaney) November 24, 2020
— Graham 🌐 Wears a Mask (@DeuxGraham) November 24, 2020
— J. C. Martin (@blackangelband2) November 24, 2020
It takes class to know when to quietly leave. https://t.co/2aWw4etd8M
— TOCB (@TOCB10) November 24, 2020
Ouch! That one really hurt.
Anyway, these people are oblivious.