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Trump Today: Trump touts stock-market records after better-than-expected U.S. jobs report


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President Donald Trump touted record highs for U.S. stock indexes on Friday, as equities were propelled higher following a strong October jobs report.

In a tweet, Trump said “Stock Market up BIG!” and noted the intraday records for the benchmark S&P 500

SPX, +0.85%

  and Nasdaq Composite

COMP, +0.94%

  indexes.

The government said the U.S. economy added 128,000 new jobs in October, and also upwardly revised its August and September job-growth figures.

Also on Twitter, Trump claimed that the jobs number would have been more than double what was reported, when accounting for factors including striking General Motors

GM, +2.26%

  workers.

Now read: Trump math — here’s how the president arrived at a ‘303,000’ jobs number when the government reported 128,000 new jobs.

Trump is scheduled to make remarks Friday night at a “Keep America Great Again” rally in Tupelo, Miss., but had no other public events scheduled. While in Mississippi, Trump will to try to shore up support for Republican Tate Reeves ahead of the state’s toughest governor’s race in nearly a generation, the Associated Press writes.

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