President Donald Trump trolled Democrat presidential candidate Seth Moulton, who dropped just out of the race after receiving little support for his campaign, on Friday for the stock market taking a hit, jokingly suggesting that Moulton’s drop from the race was the cause.
Trump tweeted: “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!”
“U.S. stocks and Treasury yields sank on Friday, as President Donald Trump said that American companies are ‘hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China,'” Barron’s reported. “The comments were an unexpected intensification of the rhetoric in the U.S. trade war with China. They sent markets reeling just moments after comments from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell had soothed investors’ nerves and helped stocks recover from early declines.”
Some who are often critical of the president found the joke to be funny.
Scott Tobias tweeted: “It is with a heavy heart that I say that this is, relatively speaking, a good one.”
Dan McLaughlin tweeted: “If you’re gonna hire a troll, at least you get the benefit of good trolling. This is good trolling.”
Lachlan Markay tweeted: “Ok that’s funny”
Alexandra Scaggs tweeted: “this ………. is………. this is an excellent troll”
Those on the far-left were not amused with the tweet and quickly hit the panic button once they saw what the president wrote.
CNN opinion writer Dean Obeidallah tweeted: “Nero played a fiddle while Rome burned, Trump tweets while the US economy heads into a Trump Recession.”
Far-left Young Turks employee John Iadarola tweeted: “The Republican party and right wing media have worked for decades to create a base that values ‘owning libs’ over their own economic interests.”
Far-left Democrat strategist Max Burns tweeted: “It’s all just one big joke to the @GOP. The economy, immigration, criminal justice, foreign policy. Everything.”
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