President Donald Trump gave a brief statement Tuesday to celebrate the Dow Jones Stock Market Average hitting 30,000 points for the first time.
“That’s a sacred number, 30,000,” Trump said. “Nobody thought they’d ever see it.”
It was the ninth record in 2020 and the 48th time it had broken a record during Trump’s presidency.
“I just want to congratulate all the people within the administration that work so hard, and most importantly, I want to congratulate the people of this country because there are no people like you,” he said.
Trump said he thought vaccine breakthroughs were responsible for the uptick in the markets.
“I’m very thrilled with what’s happened on the vaccine front. That’s been absolutely incredible,” he said. “Nothing like that has ever happened medically and I think people are acknowledging that, and it’s having a big effect.”
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