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Will the 'Trump bump' on stock markets boost the economy? 

Donald Trump boasts that he has helped push the stock market up, and that this will boost the economy. He might just be right. Credit: Kevin Dietsch/Barcroft Media

Jobs, jobs, jobs,” Donald Trump tweets out to the world. “This is all about the Make America Great Again agenda,” he trills in praise of the stock market’s latest record high. “Six trillion dollars in value created!”

The president is not shy about his promises to the American people. His popularity ratings are plummeting and he is fighting back on the economy.

Growth is strong. Stock markets are soaring. Bill Clinton campaigned with the maxim “the economy, stupid” and Trump has taken the message to heart.

After all, the other problems tend to pale into insignificance beside unemployment. Look at the way the US president bellows each time the stock market hits a new high.

“The stock market has been creating tremendous benefits for our country in the form of not only record-setting stock prices, but present and future jobs, jobs, jobs,” he wrote last week. “Seven TRILLION dollars of value created...

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