Daily Debunker: Trump and the Fall of the 'Dow Joans'

Featured on Snopes today: A fake Trump tweet goes viral after the Dow tumbles 1,500 points, a supposed "no arrest" police policy is blamed for shoplifting uptick in San Francisco, and more!

Published Mar 9, 2020

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 1,500 points Monday morning after oil prices fell due to fears about the global spread of the coronavirus.

Riffing on the “There’s a Trump tweet for everything” trope, social media users recirculated a screenshot of a tweet attributed to Donald Trump in 2015 in which he supposedly wrote that if the “Dow Joans” [sic] ever falls more than 1,000 points in a single day, the sitting president should be shot out of a cannon.

Snopes reporter Bethania Palma traced the tweet back to its source and confirms it was not, in fact, issued from Trump’s account.

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