Why The Stock Market Crash Is Really Good For Donald Trump

Why The Stock Market Crash Is Really Good For Donald Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took to Twitter to voice his displeasure about the United States’ close ties to China as the Dow plummeted 1,000 at its open on heavy algorithmic trading. 

“As I have long stated, we are so tied in with China and Asia that their markets are now taking the U.S. market down. Get smart U.S.A.” Trump tweeted.

“Markets are crashing – all caused by poor planning and allowing China and Asia to dictate the agenda. This could get very messy! Vote Trump,” he wrote in a separate Tweet. Trump Instagramed a video on the issue.

“I’ve been telling everybody for a long time China’s taking our jobs, they’re taking our money. Be careful, they’ll bring us down. You have to know what you’re doing,” Trump says. “We have nobody that has a clue.”

Unfortunately for everyone who is not a Trump follower – for instance, Deez Nuts supporters – the stock market crashing now is not such a good thing. For Donald Trump and his followers, it could be a very good thing.

Historically, economic uncertainty have allowed what were once radical and fringe personalities to seize considerable power in their country. In 1920s Germany, the government at the time – known as the Weimar Republic – endured unfortunate economic crisis after the Treat of Versailles tasked Germany with paying back all World War I debts.

This ultimately led to the sort of monetary conditions wherein the famous photos of people bringing wheelbarrows full of money to the market for food and other goods. In post-war Italy, Mussolini’s great oratorical skills, the post-war economic crisis ravaging Italy, and an increasing fear of socialism allowed his Fascist Party to lead the Italian government into World War II.

Argentina is familiar with such a history when economic crisis in the 1930s led to a military junta which dominated the country on-and-off until the 1970s.

In Nazi Germany, history generally explains that Hitler did improve the economy when he came to power in 1933. The following 5 years were a time of economic growth and numerous state run programs were designed to ease the economic burden on everyday Germans. Many people in Germany  viewed Hitler as the one who could save them from the turmoil of the previous decade+. Some think the same of Trump:

Trump took to Instagram to voice his warning:

Depression- be careful of China!

A video posted by Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on

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