February 7, 2018 / 3:12 PM / 4 months ago

Trump says stocks drop is 'big mistake' amid strong economy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly praised Wall Street gains during his first year in office, on Wednesday dismissed recent market gyrations, saying stocks should not be falling amid strong economic news.

FILE PHOTO - U.S. President Donald Trump meets with members of Congress and U.S. law enforcement about crime and immigration issues, specifically the MS-13 gang, at the White House in Washington, U.S. February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

“In the ‘old days, when good news was reported, the Stock Market would go up. Today, when good news is reported, the Stock Market goes down. Big mistake, and we have so much good (great) news about the economy!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Reporting by Susan HeaveyEditing by Chizu Nomiyama

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