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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, November 26, 2020

Catherine Rampell: As Covid-19 hospitalizations hit another new high on Tuesday, President Trump called a news conference to boast about a different record: the stock market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, he crowed, had just pierced 30,000. "That's a sacred number, 30,000," he said. 30,000 hardly seems like a "sacred number" - or a particularly significant one, in the context of this administration's overall record. Here is a compendium of more memorable metrics that should forever be linked with the Trump legacy.

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261,000 (and growing): If anything is "sacred," it is human life. This number is the minimum tally of U.S. lives lost to the novel coronavirus as of Wednesday night.

$750: The amount Trump reportedly paid in federal income taxes the year he won the presidency. He paid the same amount his first year in the White House, too.

14.7 percent: The unemployment rate in April 2020. Also the highest unemployment rate on record since modern statistics on joblessness began in 1948 and likely the highest rate since the Great Depression.

$421 million: The amount of loans and other debts for which Trump is personally responsible, with most of it reportedly coming due within four years - that is, a period when Trump had hoped to serve his second presidential term.

100.1 percent: Federal debt held by the public as a share of gross domestic product, in the fiscal year that recently ended, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The last time this measure exceeded 100 percent was just after World War II.

$1.9 trillion: The 10-year cost of Trump's 2017 tax cut. (This is "dynamic" cost - that is, it accounts for the effects of economic growth.) This contributes to the debt number above.

$130,000: The amount Trump paid an adult-film actress with whom he had an affair; this bought her silence ahead of the 2016 election.

26: The number of women who have publicly accused Trump of sexual misconduct.

26 million: The number of American adults who reported that their household didn't have enough to eat just ahead of Election Day.

Eight: The number of Trump associates to date charged with or convicted of criminal offenses.

23,035: The number of false or misleading claims Trump had made as of mid-September, according to the Washington Post Fact Checker team.

$3: The amount that Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club charged taxpayers for a glass of water served to Trump. (more at link)

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-11-26 12:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

6 million The number of votes Putin's cock-holster lost the election by.

#2 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2020-11-26 06:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Zero... number of ----- I give about Donald Trump...

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2020-11-26 07:48 PM | Reply

Zero- The number of Trumpers who care about facts.

#4 | Posted by bocaink at 2020-11-26 09:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

30,000 is a sacred number to Trumpy, huh?

There is another "sacred" number.

It's 300,000.

That's how many Americans that will have died due to Trumpy's criminally negligent and disastrously incompetent (cheer)leadership before we can remove the worst American President since Herbert Hoover.

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-11-27 12:25 PM | Reply

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