Trump takes credit for stocks, spike in De­cem­ber spend­ing

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Vic­tor Mor­ton

He’s not even pres­i­dent yet, but Don­ald Trump is al­ready claim­ing to be spread­ing sun­shine and hap­pi­ness. Not to men­tion boost­ing the econ­omy. And con­tin­u­ing his Twit­ter disses of Pres­i­dent Obama.

In an af­ter­noon in which Mr. Trump re­peat­edly re­acted to re­cent in­ter­views by Mr. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, the pres­i­dent-elect took credit for heal­ing the na­tion’s spirit.

“The world was gloomy be­fore I won — there was no hope,” he said on Twit­ter, us­ing a phrase (“no hope”) that al­luded to both Mr. Obama’s sig­na­ture slo­gan and an in­ter­view Mrs. Obama gave Oprah Win­frey about how hope now seems over.

Mr. Trump then went on to claim credit for the stock mar­ket’s re­bound and the fact that peo­ple spend a lot of money in De­cem­ber.

“Now the mar­ket is up nearly 10% and Christ­mas spend­ing is over a tril­lion dol­lars!” he said.

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