He’s not the president yet, but Donald Trump tweeted that he’s already changing markets and bringing hope. In an afternoon in which the President-elect reacted to recent interviews by Mr. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, Trump took credit for healing the nation’s spirit.
The world was gloomy before I won – there was no hope. Now the market is up nearly 10% and Christmas spending is over a trillion dollars!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 26, 2016
“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 there’s “no hope.”
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.
Well, you have to hand it to Mr Trump, he has confidence and it is highly unlikely the markets would have reacted this way to the prospects of another Clinton Presidency.