He’s going to regret saying that…
CNN host Jim Acosta recently responded to Trump’s statement on the DOW Jones going above 30,000 for the first time.
The guest-host Nia-Malika Henderson asked, “Jim, I have to say, I was all prepared to take notes on what the president had to say. I ended up scribbling 30,000, and the words the stock market is up. What was that presser about?”
Acosta replied, “That was the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen over here at the White House, and I have seen a lot in the last several years. I will tell you, Nia, the president, came in there about 30 seconds. It may have been longer than 30 seconds. He obviously wanted to tout the performance in the Dow this morning down on Wall Street, the Dow hitting 30,000. The president wanted to take credit for that.”
“There was talk on social media, Twitter, people crediting the Biden transition for General Services Administration to begin ascertainment procedures that are now in motion. And there was a lot of chatter on Wall Street that the pop in the Dow was somehow related to the Biden transition team getting going and the appointment of Janet Yellen at the Treasury Department. That probably precipitated the president wanting to take credit for it himself.”
Acosta also wanted to add that he believes Trump is “cuckoo for cocoa puffs.”
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