President Donald Trump is continuing to face Congressional Democrats investigating his incessant corruption, and he’s continuing to freak out. Although Democrats have passed literally hundreds of bills that Senate Republicans have simply refused to consider any further, this Friday, Trump claimed that it’s the Democrats who are slacking and in reality, he’s the one enacting great change for the United States — or whatever. Spoiler alert: it’s all nonsense, and he seems to have been using the latest November jobs report as an attempted distraction from the impeachment proceedings.
Besides retweeting a bunch of bad faith messages from GOP operatives in his favor, he railed in a series of tweets:
‘Stock Markets Up Record Numbers. For this year alone, Dow up 18.65%, S&P up 24.36%, Nasdaq Composite up 29.17%. “It’s the economy, stupid.”.. GREAT JOBS REPORT!… “This is a blowout. Look at these manufacturing numbers, a blowout.” @MariaBartiromo… Without the horror show that is the Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats, the Stock Markets and Economy would be even better, if that is possible, and the Border would be closed to the evil of Drugs, Gangs and all other problems! #2020’
To be clear — unemployment and job growth both began improving their respective directions before Trump ever came anywhere near the White House. Also — a large portion of Americans do not have a single penny riding on the stock market’s success. Trump’s repeated desperate flailing pointing that direction obscures the real issues that Americans are facing, like the struggles that have followed him instituting his still ongoing trade war with China.
This Friday, Trump also tried to distract from the ongoing impeachment by claiming that there’s some epidemic of mainstream media making up anonymous sources for their articles. To be clear, there is absolutely no evidence of this. He tweeted anyway:
‘Do not believe any article or story you read or see that uses “anonymous sources” having to do with trade or any other subject. Only accept information if it has an actual living name on it. The Fake News Media makes up many “sources say” stories. Do not believe them!’
Again, there is absolutely no evidence for this, but that didn’t stop the president from treating his followers like a cult that needed guidance anyway!
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