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Conservative Commentator Brutally Fact Checks Trump's Tweet Citing CNBC Headline About the Stock Market Under Trump

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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.

However one conservative commentator is determined to rain on Trump's parade. Author and writer for The Atlantic and a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, Frum is no fan of President Trump.

After the President tweeted a headline from CNBC...

"'Trump Stock Market rally is far outpacing past U.S. presidents' ~ CNBC"
"With new trade deals, and more, THE BEST IS YET TO COME!"

...Frum provided a little fact check.

First directly on Trump's tweet:

Frum provided figures as of November 29, 2019.


Then Frum provided additional information on his own thread.

Others backed Frum's numbers.

Joe Hynes provided figures for the DOW and S&P as of December 26, 2019.

Trump was still running behind President Barack Obama.



Others also corrected Trump's false claim.

But some felt people were focusing on the wrong things.

And while people try to claim Trump's popularity is based on the economy, others point to another reason.

People predicted a fall coming soon.

As of Friday, December 27, 2019, the 2020 election is 311 days away. Are you registered to vote?

David Frum's book Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic is available here.