President-elect Donald Trump touted resilient holiday spending and a strong stock market in a self-congratulatory tweet on Monday evening.Of course, the point that the September forecasts for Xmas spending were consistent with what happened makes no difference to The Grifter-Elect.
"The world was gloomy before I won - there was no hope. Now the market is up nearly 10% and Christmas spending is over a trillion dollars!" the president-elect tweeted on Boxing Day.
He's taking credit for good things that happen before he's in office; it's a safe bet that if the economy stutters in the next four years, he'll lay the blame elsewhere. It's what he does and the Trumpanzees will fall right in line.