MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle went after President Trump for his attacks on Amazon today, and she wondered why more people aren’t concerned about the broader connotations of his rhetoric against the company.
Ruhle opened her show today by looking at how the stock market and Dow Jones average have taken a hit due to the international upheaval Trump’s economic policies caused. While the president insists a trade war isn’t happening (despite China’s retaliatory tariffs), Ruhle was incredulous that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said he’s surprised by the market reaction.
“I would like to make something clear. Wilbur Ross is lying to the American people. I know from people I speak to inside the White House. Wilbur Ross has been told by other economic advisers, by market participants, this would be the reaction.”
As Steve Schmidt warned that Trump’s economic policy will have disastrous long-term consequences, he brought up the president’s recent attacks on Amazon, which prompted Ruhle to remark that government leaders would normally have a fit if someone else was attacking a publicly-traded company like Trump.
“If any private citizen went after a public company in this form, spreading disinformation, we know the president is lying about what he’s saying about the post office and Amazon. The SEC would be investigating it. It blows my mind why we’re not hearing that [from lawmakers]!”
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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