As fears continue to heighten over a potential widespread coronavirus outbreak, National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow tried to calm those fears this Friday as stocks plummeted in response.
Speaking to Fox Business, Kudlow said investors shouldn’t “rule out more optimistic options,” adding that stocks still look "pretty cheap to me."
But his words didn't do much to assuage the worries of the Trump administration's critics on Twitter:
Using Kudlow to clear the air is a bit like asking an arsonist to put out a fire. But whatever....— james gibney (@james gibney)1582910574.0
Larry Kudlow is still talking about the upsides of a potental pandemic: “Stocks looks pretty cheap to me” His pred… https://t.co/Q31VgmoZjB— Chris Lu (@Chris Lu)1582910456.0
I never feel like things are going to really spin out of control until Kudlow starts saying however thing is going to be ok— David Freedlander (@David Freedlander)1582907226.0
Larry Kudlow's license to give investment advice actually expired at the exact moment he published "Bush Boom Conti… https://t.co/6FT4R348yZ— Galactic Federation Total Landscaping (@Galactic Federation Total Landscaping)1582906974.0
@ChrisLu44 Sickening. How can anyone consider supporting this administration knowing that the numbers means more to them than lives?— 💙 Sheri Myrtle 💙🎄🧣☃️❄️ (@💙 Sheri Myrtle 💙🎄🧣☃️❄️)1582910610.0
@yi_ding @ChrisLu44 He is not an economist. He holds no degree in economics. He’s a tv host.— Icky Bob Crane (@Icky Bob Crane)1582910977.0
@ChrisLu44 Larry Kudlow = Is he drunk?— cleanwatr (@cleanwatr)1582911748.0
“The worst of terrorism is behind us.” -Larry Kudlow 9/10/01 “Now’s the time to buy Lehman Bros.” -Larry Kudlow 9/… https://t.co/8QA9mAgNXb— Bleeding Heart Liberal Marine (@Bleeding Heart Liberal Marine)1582676189.0