In a tweet this Thursday morning, President Trump had a few people scratching their heads after he praised the soaring Stock Market and asked his followers how it was affecting their "409K's" -- which is a thing that doesn't exist.
"STOCK MARKET AT ALL-TIME HIGH!" Trump exclaimed. "HOW ARE YOUR 409K’S DOING? 70%, 80%, 90% up? Only 50% up! What are you doing wrong?"
Fox News reporter John Roberts was among those baffled:
Twitter couldn't resist piling on:
@johnrobertsFox @waltshaub What’s a 409k? Is that just for really rich people ?— Barbi (@Barbi)1578582208.0
@johnrobertsFox Time to break out the Sharpie(TM) and make an Executive Order creating a new retirement IRS code.— Philip Morrill (@Philip Morrill)1578582427.0
@johnrobertsFox @waltshaub I upgraded to the 409k. Best decision ever! 😉— True Blue (@True Blue)1578582791.0
Just checked, my 409K balance is zero. Send hamberders and covfefe https://t.co/1Jb4D9tx2r— Angry Staffer (@Angry Staffer)1578582400.0
409K? The constant typos matter. They underline Trump’s lifelong inability to focus on details. https://t.co/Dj4IFLggSh— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence O'Donnell)1578582812.0
While a typo is the simplest explanation for "409K," New York Daily News columnist Brandon Friedman cast some doubt into that:
The 1 and 9 are on opposite sides of the keyboard. It's not a typo. He thinks it's a 409K. https://t.co/3UiChlNr77— Brandon Friedman (@Brandon Friedman)1578583166.0