Fake news

This chart caught my fancy after reading the interview with Rep. Tom Cole from the previous post. There is still the tendency to see the stock market (or GDP) as a proxy for the economy. And it is a time honored tradition for politicians to claim credit for economic gain in convoluted story telling:

(I could not find the attribution for this graph but will add when I find it)

Trump bump versus Obama effect on the stock market for the first nine months in office of each president. See also Tax cut plan economics