Donald Trump is taking credit – and thanking himself – for a surge in a key gauge of consumer confidence.
The president-elect wrote on Twitter that The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index had climbed to 113.7 in December.
From The DailyMail
Trump notes that’s the highest the index has climbed in more than 15 years, and adds, ‘Thanks Donald!’
The index measures consumers’ assessment of current conditions, which dipped from November but was still very positive, and their expectations for the future, which hit a 13-year high.
‘The post-election surge in optimism for the economy, jobs, and income prospects, as well as for stock prices which reached a 13-year high, was most pronounced among older consumers,’ Lynn Franco, the board’s director of economic indicators, said in a statement, according to The Hill. ‘Looking ahead to 2017, consumers’ continued optimism will depend on whether or not their expectations are realized.’
That tweet wasn’t his only boasting.
After Barack Obama said he felt ‘confident’ he would have won a third term, Trump tweeted ‘President Obama campaigned hard (and personally) in very important swing states, and lost. The voters wanted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!’
A dispute erupted Monday between Obama and Trump, spurred by Obama’s hypothetical musings that had he run again, he would have been victorious. Obama suggested he still holds enough sway over the coalition of voters that elected him twice to get them to vote for him once again.
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