Trump 2020 Message: ‘Look over there! Squirrel!’

I Hope This Is Comrade Trump’s Official Portrait

Let’s begin our day with a bonkers tweet that is, well, instructive:

Prznint Stupid, who (ALLEGEDLY!) is going to announce his official entry in the 2020 Goat Rodeo on Tuesday (did he ever stop campaigning?), threatened us that the stock market will crash if we serfs do not re-elect him.

He’s done variations on that theme before:

…and there’s no way to prove that. That’s the kind of lie that cannot be fact-checked, and he likes those.

Another one:

So, you can see that Prznint Stupid has been test-driving this stupid talking point on the stock market for a while. He cannot promise anything, but he can frighten a lot. But it does seem like a weird campaign message.

Now, aside from the fact that the stock market is NOT the economy and the banksters and other assorted fat cats would be wiped out (and begging for bailouts again), what can we discern from this?

Here’s the thing: if the King of Misdirection is saying to look over there, don’t look. Keep looking right where you are, at the stock market. There’s something he doesn’t want you to see, and that’s the market is not soaring in spite of what he is saying.

To date, Comrade Trump’s Dow performance trails the gains made under Presidents Obama and Clinton, though he’s doing slightly better than Presidents Reagan and George H. W. Bush; and let’s face it, he’s doing way better than the market-wrecking of Prznint Chimpy McStagger, but that’s a pretty low bar.

Recent headlines depict slowing job growth (if not outright retreat), and Tariffman’s Trade Wars are dampening business enthusiasm, and the Billions for Billionaires tax cut which has lead to a record-breaking $1T+ Amero deficit and subsequent national debt under Prznint Stupid are probably keeping some actual, real-life fiscal hawks up at night.

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6 Responses to Trump 2020 Message: ‘Look over there! Squirrel!’

  1. Bruce388 says:

    FatNixon doesn’t just use threats. Remember the promise of great health insurance, but ONLY if he’s re-elected. And here I thought we were getting that great health insurance as soon as he waddled into office.

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  2. moeman says:

    Happy Father’s Day to all ScissorDads. Enjoy your families.

    Also, too;

    https://mobile.twitter.com/itsJeffTiedrich/status/1140273071577849857

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  3. Dennis Cole says:

    “The Trump Economy…” Hmmmm.Well, I hope he maintains that ownership when it all comes crashing down- again. Those In The Know – level-headed economists like Paul Krugman – are predicting several serious problems this administration is going to face not just going unto the 2020 Goat Rodeo, but a good year before that. Arguments over the debt ceiling continue apace, and negotiations over next year’s budget have been mostly one-sided.
    “We need to come to an agreement among ourselves, before we take anything to the Democrats,” a Rethuglicon Senator was overheard saying this past week. So, my Quatloos are riding on another gov’t. shutdown next Oct.-Nov. Unless, that is, it turns into another “wait-till-the-very-last-minute-and-then-kick-the-can-down-the-road-again” arrangement.
    Yes, those zany Rs sure know how to put some funk in dysfunctional.

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  4. ““We need to come to an agreement among ourselves, before we take anything to the Democrats,” a Rethuglicon Senator was overheard saying this past week.”

    Welcome to the Terrible Sand Kingdom of Arizonastan, where this has been the SOP for, oh, about 40 years now…and lately they can never agree among themselves, ao we’ve been able to exert some leverage since the R’s HAVE get D votes if they lose more than one or two members of their caucus. Be nice in 2020 if our side could finally take over at least one chamber; it’s close now.

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    • tengrain says:

      Keep up the good fight in the TSKoA, BDR. From what I can tell the SW looks a lot less red than it used to.

      Rgds,

      TG

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  5. paul fredine says:

    why is everything, mostly bad but sometimes good, something ‘the world has never seen before’? he’s always looking for the ratings.

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