“The reason our stock market is so successful is because of me,” he said. I’ve always been great with money, I’ve always been great with jobs, that’s what I do. And I’ve done it well, I’ve done it really well, much better than people understand and they understand I’ve done well. But we have a tremendous amount of strength because of what’s happened. You know, think of it — $5.5 trillion worth of value.”
(Never mind Trump’s bankruptcy history, or the fact that the U.S. economy had been steadily improving for several years before Trump came into the picture.)
Authoritarian-style rhetoric aside, it’s completely understandable that Trump would want to cling to the one factor — the economy — that is likely keeping his rotten approval ratings from sinking even further.