Donald Trump kicked off Friday morning boasting about a rebounding stock market that is starting to come back from a major collapse as the result of coronavirus pandemic crippling America -- due in no small part to his administration's mishandling of the healthcare crisis.
According to the president, "This week, in only 4 days, we had the biggest Stock Market increase since 1974. We have a great chance for the really big bounce when the Invisible Enemy is gone!"
Twitter commenters were quick to fire back at the president, pointing out that people are dying and now is no time to take credit for a market that went into a tailspin because of his own bumbling response to the pandemic.
This week, in only 4 days, we had the biggest Stock Market increase since 1974. We have a great chance for the real… https://t.co/czvHUd1jux— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1586518220.0
@realDonaldTrump Donald Trump knew dangers of COVID19 beginning of January. He should have been pushing social dist… https://t.co/CqwZgkwiNf— ♻️🇺🇸 Christopher Zullo (@♻️🇺🇸 Christopher Zullo) 1586518380.0
@realDonaldTrump Does this mean you're going to resign? Because THAT would get the market jumping.— Greg Olear (@Greg Olear) 1586519678.0
@EdwardTHardy @realDonaldTrump This is wrong. He's closer to 300lbs all day long.— km_cash, Esq. (@km_cash, Esq.) 1586518876.0
@realDonaldTrump PEOPLE ARE DYING BY THE THOUSANDS, GOOFUS— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich) 1586518303.0
@realDonaldTrump 16,676 Americans have died since you started lying to them about this virus. The enemy is visible… https://t.co/xzG3P2PhOp— John Pavlovitz (@John Pavlovitz) 1586521746.0
@realDonaldTrump We’ve also had the highest death toll and record unemployment. But we’re glad your stocks are doing well, sir.— Barry Schapiro, MD, FAAOS (@Barry Schapiro, MD, FAAOS) 1586518463.0
@ChidiNwatu @realDonaldTrump And ratings. Don’t forget ratings.— Kelly Reuss (@Kelly Reuss) 1586519100.0
@realDonaldTrump https://t.co/k5lDlovPah— weegee56 🤷🏻♀️ #maskup (@weegee56 🤷🏻♀️ #maskup) 1586520256.0
@realDonaldTrump The stock market is not a true reflection of the economy. There’s almost 20 million people out of… https://t.co/rGDfmbR28m— Irishrygirl (@Irishrygirl) 1586521051.0
@realDonaldTrump 16,000 americans are dead. 20+ million out of work. no one cares about stocks— Jeff Lewis (@Jeff Lewis) 1586518267.0
@realDonaldTrump Pretty weird how the stock market shoots up while millions of people are losing their jobs. Great system!— Rob (@Rob) 1586518385.0
@realDonaldTrump 🤔 https://t.co/y2FTtH9yAV— Sven Henrich (@Sven Henrich) 1586520194.0