The stock market is in an absolute freefall, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down more than 1,500 points at one point on Monday afternoon — with nearly an hour still left in the trading day. This comes on the heels of a 666 point drop on Friday.
Twitter is completely freaking out about the plunge. Here’s a sampling of the reaction:
he's giving same stupid tax cut speech while Dow drops [holy shit] 900 pts!!
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) February 5, 2018
The Dow has crossed 25,000. Trump!Trump!Trump! Oh, wait — in the wrong direction?
Actually, this is starting to look fairly serious.
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) February 5, 2018
TRUMP LOSES BENEFIT OF THE DOW
— Ariel Edwards-Levy (@aedwardslevy) February 5, 2018
The DOW dropped 800 points to 1,500 points within the amount of time it took me to walk from one side of the Capitol to the other, according to my emails…
— Ashley Killough (@KilloughCNN) February 5, 2018
AAAAHHH!!! Down 1500 points! It's the "Trump Dump"!!! pic.twitter.com/aQN6RMc9eO
— Joshua Green (@JoshuaGreen) February 5, 2018
Oh wow. The stock market is down over 1,000 points today.
If this holds it will be the largest point drop in Dow history.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) February 5, 2018
Good time to recall that in the previous administration, we NEVER boasted about the stock market — even though the Dow more than doubled on Obama's watch — because we knew two things: 1) the stock market is not the economy; and 2) if you claim the rise, you own the fall.
— Jay Carney (@JayCarney) February 5, 2018
Watching the stock market… pic.twitter.com/33kGUryuVk
— Lisa Tozzi (@lisatozzi) February 5, 2018
Insert twitter bitcoin joke [here].
— Shawna Thomas (@Shawna) February 5, 2018
Feel the thrill of the stock market! pic.twitter.com/tPndVDVlkw
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 5, 2018
It’s literally cratering so fast that 30-second-old tweets are 100 points behind
— Brett LoGiurato (@BrettLoGiurato) February 5, 2018
inject this tweet straight into my heart https://t.co/zIPPAoRXeO
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) February 5, 2018
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