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The performance of the stock market has been a bragging point for President Donald Trump from the moment he took office in January 2017.

And in a presidency plagued by problems, it remained a bright spot.

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President Donald J. Trump in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

There's always a tweet has become a recurrent theme of the presidency of Donald Trump. As summarized by the subReddit that tracks the phenomenon:

"35,000+ Tweets—No Self Awareness."

It usually takes months or even years for Trump's Twitter feed to contradict or call the President out for his own words or deeds. But Friday, President Trump completely reversed a dubious claim he made less than 24 hours earlier.

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During the recent stock market dive, the Dow Jones Industrial Average bounced back slightly. Banks, investment firms and market analysts track fluctuations in financial markets to capture trends like weather, mergers and international relations.

In light of recent events, JP Morgan added a new market indicator: the Volfefe Index. It tracks how Twitter posts including false claims by President Donald Trump manipulate markets.

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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:

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 03: U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters while hosting Slovak Republic Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini in the Oval Office at the White House May 03, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pellegrini's visit is part of the Trump Administration's larger diplomatic attempt to compete with Moscow and Beijing in Central Europe. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Global trading markets were thrown into a tizzy on Monday after President Donald Trump threatened to levy additional tariffs on Chinese imports amid rising tensions in trade talks between China and the United States.

Investors around the world had been, for weeks, optimistic about the global economic outlook.

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01 December 2018, Argentina, Buenos Aires: Federal Chancellor Merkel and Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States, meet at the G20 Summit Meeting Centre. The 'Group of 20' unites the strongest industrial nations and emerging economies. Photo: Ralf Hirschberger/dpa (Photo by Ralf Hirschberger/picture alliance via Getty Images)

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged nearly 800 points on Tuesday amid uncertainty over the future of trade relations between the United States and China.

The markets bottomed out at -818 points before nudging slightly upward to close down 799 points.

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US President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland on September 6, 2018. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

In efforts to bolster support and fend off impeachment talk, President Donald Trump recently made some outrageous claims. From threats of violent Democrats to economic collapse if he were to be impeached, the assertions failed to gain much traction.

The President continuously chases but cannot seem to crack a 50 percent approval rating in all but one conservative poll—and then only once in even that poll after his first 60 days in office. So his fear tactics to sway voters going into the 2018 midterm elections in November make a certain degree of sense.

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