Former NY Times' Reporter Tweets 'Dow Jones Loses 300 Points as Trump Speaks,' Quickly Deletes as Dow Roars Back 2,000

Trader Peter Tuchman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 800 points, its worst drop in eight months, led by sharp declines in technology stocks. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

 

The left was thrilled on Thursday as stock prices took their worst drubbing since October 1987. They were hoping the Dow would extend those losses today.

According to Ace of Spades HQ, former long-time New York Times reporter Jim Roberts tweeted, “Dow Jones average loses about 300 points as Trump speaks from the Rose Garden.”

When investors realized they liked what President Trump had to say, prices reversed and the Dow jumped 1,985 points.

As prices rose, Roberts quickly deleted his tweet and replaced it with this one.

Ace of Spades wrote:

I wish I could link the tweet for you — but he’s deleted it.

It used to be the tweet that led to this genius “serious question.”

Update: Now he’s deleted his “serious question,” too.

Formerly, it read:

Serious question about drive-thru testing: What happens if you don’t have a car?

— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) March 13, 2020

…which sounds like a very bad Emo Philips joke, delivered by Nick Nolte on the sixth day of a detox dry-out.

Has this guy been partying with Andrew Gillum and HoneyHammock?

He started celebrating, immediately, that the Dow had a brief small fall. He claimed it was due to Trump’s speech — Without Evidence, as CNN would say.

As the Dow zoomed higher and higher, his grave-dancing tweet appeared premature.

So he just deleted it. He didn’t explain why. He just zapped it, and hoped no one noticed.

Well, I did.

After deleting his tweet, he shifted tactics: He now acknowledge the markets were rising, but claimed this was because Trump was passing out various undeserved goodies to corporations:

 

Lest there be any confusion over what side Roberts was on, he retweeted Chris Hayes tweet below at the closing bell.

Elizabeth Vaughn
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