President Trump has taken credit for the stock market’s eight-year-old bull market on Saturday, reports ABC News.
Trump told reporters on Air Force One that “the reason our stock market is so successful is because of me,” according to a pool report.
“I’ve always been great with money, I’ve always been great with jobs, that’s what I do. And I’ve done it well, I’ve done it really well, much better than people understand and they understand I’ve done well,” he said.
“Unemployment is down to 4.1%, lowest in 17 years. 1.5 million new jobs created since I took office. Highest stock Market ever, up $5.4 trill,” Trump tweeted Saturday.
Unemployment is down to 4.1%, lowest in 17 years. 1.5 million new jobs created since I took office. Highest stock Market ever, up $5.4 trill
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2017
Trump made the remarks while answering a question about how he hopes China will view the U.S. after his 13-day trip to Asia.
“Well I think he’s viewing us very, very strong, and also very friendly. But we have to do better with trade with China, because it’s a one-way street right now and it has been for many years,” Trump said. “And we will.”