Speaking from the Brady Briefing Room at the White House Tuesday, President Donald Trump congratulated Americans and his administration after the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record 30,000 points earlier in the morning.
"Well, thank you very much. I just want to congratulate everybody. The stock market Dow Jones industrial average just hit 30,000, which is the highest in history. We've never broken 30,000. And that's despite everything that's taken place with the pandemic; I'm very thrilled with what's happened on the vaccine front. That's been absolutely incredible. Nothing like that has ever happened medically, and I think people are acknowledging that, and it's having a big effect," Trump said.
"But the stock market's just broken 30,000. Never been broken, that number. That's a sacred number, 30,000. Nobody thought they'd ever see it. That's the ninth time since the beginning of 2020, and it's the 48th time that we've broken records during the Trump administration, and I just want to congratulate all the people within the administration that worked so hard. And most importantly I want to congratulate the people of our country because there are no people like you. Thank you very much, everybody," he continued, leaving the room without taking questions.
White House Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump is also celebrating.
Dow Jones Industrial Average hits 30,000 for the first time ever!— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) November 24, 2020
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