“If for some reason I wouldn’t have won the  election, these markets would have crashed. That’ll happen even more so in 2020,” Trump said. “See, the bottom line is… You have no choice but to vote for me because your 401k, everything is going to be down the tubes. So whether you love me or hate me, you’ve got to vote for me.”
Narrator: they did not, in fact, have to vote for him.
Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal:
U.S. stocks jumped to fresh records Monday after progress on a Covid-19 vaccine and Democrat Joe Biden’s electoral victory sent indexes soaring and boosted companies in the hardest-hit sectors of the economy.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 4.6% to its first intraday record since February, before the pandemic shutdown began. The index traded just below the 30000 benchmark. The S&P 500 surged 3.4%, also in record territory.
I’m having a little fun here, but in all seriousness, I would not be surprised by a stock downturn. The market has been overvalued for years — and even after the crash earlier in the year, the stock market has continued to outpace any reasonable expectations regarding the economy.
Just a little gentle trolling of the election loser — who, by the way, is planning a series of rallies to try to whip up anger (which will inevitably result in violence) over the virtually non-existent voting fraud that he claims cost him the election but which actually didn’t.
Sources close to POTUS tell me he’s being urged by Jared Kushner, Rudy Giuliani, & campaign adviser Jason Miller to hold rallies throughout the US pushing for recounts of votes.
Dave Bossie and WH chief of staff Mark Meadows are urging the president to think about a concession.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 9, 2020
There is one totally valid claim Trump has, though, and its rock-solid nature is the reason it was featured at the swank press conference over the weekend held at the venerable Four Seasons . . . [checks notes] Landscaping Company:
The first person Rudy Giuliani, the attorney for President Donald Trump, called up as a witness to baseless allegations of vote counting shenanigans in Philadelphia during a press conference last week is a sex offender who for years has been a perennial candidate in New Jersey.
“It’s such a shame. This is a democracy,” Daryl Brooks, who said he was a GOP poll watcher, said at the press conference, held at Four Seasons Total Landscaping in Northeast Philadelphia. “They did not allow us to see anything. Was it corrupt or not? But give us an opportunity as poll watchers to view all the documents — all of the ballots.”
Trenton political insiders watched with bemusement as Brooks took the podium.
Brooks was incarcerated in the 1990s on charges of sexual assault, lewdness and endangering the welfare of a minor for exposing himself to two girls ages 7 and 11, according to news accounts.
STOP THE STEAL!!!!1!