My challenge to Trump supporters

“You might hate Donald Trump, but you have to admit that he’s doing wonders for the economy!”

This seems to be the refrain of Trump supporters as of late. It’s an easy way for them to have their cake and eat it too: this argument allows them to avoid talking about any number of issues dogging the Trump administration, and instead focus on something they think can be attributed to Trump.

Here’s where my challenge comes in.

I challenge any Trump supporter to find an objective marker of economic strength that:

(a) started its growth following election day 2016


(b) continued growing but improved drastically after election day 2016.



  • The “objective marker of economic strength” must be a nationwide trend. No anecdotes or thought experiments.
  • The stock market is not the economy.


I will buy the winner, if any emerge, a beer (of my choosing).