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Trump's shortsighted campaign to claim ownership of the stock market could backfire

Feb 05, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

As the Dow Jones industrial average climbed to new heights early this year, President Trump clamored for credit.

He might regret the campaign to claim ownership of the economy if a sudden pullback turns out to be more than just a blip.

The Dow plunged 666 points Friday, prompting the Wall Street Journal to declare that "correction watch is on," then tumbled another 1,175 points Monday. The market has fallen 8.5 percent since closing at an all-time high on Jan. 26. A correction would ...