Yes, the Republicans did manage to get an accused attempted rapist confirmed to the Supreme Court, but that seems to be the only good news for them.
Yesterday, the Dow Jones average dropped 832 points. This has Wall Street rattled, and further drops are expected. On top of that, stock in Ford Motor Co. is down 29% and the company has announced that they are laying off 12% of its workforce. Interestingly, the company is blaming Donald Trump’s tariffs.
So, how will the election go if the economy goes south. Despite the fact that Trump has done little to improve the economy, he has been repeatedly taking credit for the (formerly) high stock market and low unemployment. Will he still feel the same way, or will he find a way to blame an economic slump on Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, or even kneeling football players?
But that isn’t the worst news for Trump. The news that Trump almost certainly feels the worst about is that Fox News is going to stop broadcasting his rallies live. The ratings for them have been dropping and are just too low now. And with Trump getting less of the attention he craves, look for him to pull some crazy stunt to get back into the news. It might get ugly.
UPDATE: The Dow continued to drop on Thursday, for a two-day loss of more than 1300 points. We’ll see what happens Friday.
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