03 — He improved the economy (before the virus hit).

Stock market gains in President Trump’s first three years.
Stock market gains in President Trump’s first three years.

Before the coronavirus slowed things down, President Trump was leading the economy to new heights of growth and prosperity.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 60% during his first three years.

The S&P gained 50% in the same period (more than double the average return of all president three years into their first term).

Here are a few more highlights pre-COVID:

Contrast this with the predictions of New York Times’ columnist and Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman, who said that a Trump presidency would lead to a “global recession” and the stock market would “never recover”.

Instead, Trump’s first three years were characterized by a booming economy. There’s no reason to think he won’t lead another surge once COVID subsides.

Article references (10):

  • CNBC (2)
  • CNN
  • The New York Times
  • The Washington Post
  • AP (2)
  • Investor’s Business Daily (2)
  • Washington Examiner

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