By Shawn Langlois, MarketWatch
Well, that sounds like the kind of stock-market stat President Donald Trump loves to take credit for -- and, once again, he didn't disappoint.
During an Oval Office press gathering Tuesday where he reportedly announced a bill () related to STEM careers for veterans, he held up this sheet of paper:
As you can see, that's the "Trillion $ Club," whose initials, Trump proudly pointed out, spell "MAGA," a reimagining of his "Make America Great Again" rally cry.
Technically it's Alphabet, not Google, but "MAAA" is less catchy.
"For 144 days, we set a record stock market," Trump said, according to a press pool report. "It means 401(k)s, it means jobs. Four trillion dollar companies: Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft. You have MAGA. The trillion dollar club."
Trump's now mentioned the "stock market" in tweets at least 133 times, according to TrumpTwitterArchives.com (), in this one from this week:
As for the stock market, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all rallied Wednesday.
Microsoft (MSFT) led the way in terms of market cap for the MAGA foursome as of Tuesday, closing at $1.4 trillion. Apple (AAPL) ended at $1.39 trillion, followed by Amazon (AMZN) at $1.07 trillion and Alphabet (GOOGL)(GOOGL) at $1.03 trillion.
-Shawn Langlois; 415-439-6400; AskNewswires@dowjones.com
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February 12, 2020 10:35 ET (15:35 GMT)
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