AboutTrump.org (and Biden)

A free searchable database containing over 42,000 curated and sourced quotes by and about the 2020 presidential election candidates, Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

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On Jan. 20, 2021, Donald Trump’s presidency ended and Joe Biden became president. As of that date, this site contained over 42,000 sourced comments and quotes, with an estimated 92.4% by or about Trump, compared to 7.6% by or about Biden (see methodology).

This site is no longer being updated daily, but we may occasionally add quotes relating to Trump or Biden that seem relevant to the context of the Trump presidency.

2/1/2019

ECONOMY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump often uses stock market gains as the main indicator for the strength of the overall economy. But most economists agree it’s not the best way to judge whether the economy is doing well. Basically, it’s a guessing game. When news happens, traders are constantly trying to predict whether other traders are going to think the news is good or bad for the market…Unlike most presidents, President Trump has seemingly taken full credit for the high stock market and used that as proof of a successful economy. But what he has found out the hard way is if you take credit, you either take the blame or pass it on. Instead of using the stock market, economists like Holzer like to focus on better indicators of a strong economy: The unemployment rate is probably the most well-known indicators, but it’s not the only one or even the most important. The gross domestic product and productivity are also important factors.’

Eugene Daniels, “How much should Trump lean on stock market gains?,” Politico, February 1, 2019 6:03 am