As the Dow Jones Industrial Average continued to plummet—down another 623 points as of 5:10pm Friday—President Donald Trump looked to make light of the situation while taking a jab at a former Democratic presidential candidate.
Trump—who spent most of his presidency to date trading on the economic upturn created by President Barack Obama to indicate his own success—took to Twitter Friday afternoon and posted:
The Republican Party Just Sent American Flags to House Democrats For the Pettiest Reason--And It Backfired Spectacularly
It's long been a Republican talking point that Democrats are less patriotic than their colleagues on the other side of the aisle.
Republican National Committee Chairwoman, Ronna McDaniel, seized upon this inaccurate perception to chastise Democratic members of Congress by sending them American flags, a copy of the Flag Code from the United States Code, and a letter with more pettiness on the page than ink.
Democratic Congressman Who Signed Letter Opposing Nacy Pelosi for Speaker Just Got an Earful at a Town Hall From Pelosi Supporters
Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA) received pushback from supporters of Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and her bid for Speaker of the House. Moulton, who has said the House needs "new leadership" now that Democrats have regained control of the chamber in the wake of the midterm elections, was greeted by constituents shouted and interrupted him during a town hall meeting in his district.
Moulton's critics say that his opposition to Pelosi is a product of ageism and sexism. Dozens of people at the Amesbury Town Hall shouted at him when he insisted that the "majority of Democrats want this change." Moulton also compared ousting Pelosi to ousting Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister and so-called "Iron Lady" whose tenure––and legacy–– is still the subject of heated debate.