Trump Tweets ‘America Is Open For Business’ As Dow Plummets And Awful Jobs Report Is Released

Donald Trump is busy once again tweeting about ‘jobs, jobs, jobs,’ amid his calls for billions in tariffs on imports. China has retaliated in the trolliest way possible, targeting farming areas that went big for Trump in the 2016 election. While the Dow Jones has been plummeting due to the tariff war he started, Trump claims that “lots of money” is coming to the U.S. and that means more jobs.

“Despite the Aluminum Tariffs, Aluminum prices are DOWN 4%,” Mr. Dummy Pants tweeted. “People are surprised, I’m not! Lots of money coming into U.S. coffers and Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!”

Later, President Exclamation Mark tweeted that “AMERICA IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS!”

Welp, the jobs report just came in and it doesn’t look good. The U.S. economy added 103,000 jobs in March, well below expectations, as Trump calls for billions in tariffs on imports raises concerns about their effects on the nation’s steady expansion. Economists had predicted 185,000 jobs. The unemployment rate remains at 4.1 percent.

The Dow tumbled again today as Trump sends U.S stocks sinking even lower amid escalating fears of a trade war between the U.S. and China.

The Dow Jones industrial average had lost 437 points just after noon on Friday; a 1.8 percent drop, while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 index lost 1.3 percent and 1.4 percent each.

The Hill reports that all three indexes opened with steep losses Friday following the former reality show star’s latest threat of more tariffs on China.

On Friday morning, Trump retweeted his post from April 4th in which he insisted “We are not in a trade war with China.”

Whatever Trump says, the opposite is true.

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