In other news, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says Iran has continued to comply with the terms of the nuclear deal that Trump unilaterally withdrew from.
Meanwhile, sales of assault rifles have continued to plummet in what gun industry executives are now referring to as their "Trump Slump." Because nothing sells guns quite like the thought of Democrats taking away the guns. Suckers.
Finally, Marketwatch presents some pretty convincing evidence that sky-high consumer confidence, like we're seeing right now, could actually be a leading indicator of a coming recession.
It sounds paradoxical and counter intuitive, but it's hard to argue with this:
Peaks in consumer confidence have apparently preceded recessions for the last 50 years.
Editor's note: the cartoon is from 2017, but look: Trump said this yesterday in response to Puerto Rico raising the official death toll to nearly 3,000
Trump: "I think we did a fantastic job in Puerto Rico. We're still helping Puerto Rico. The governor is an excellent guy and he's very happy with the job we've done... I think most of the people in Puerto Rico really appreciate what we've done." pic.twitter.com/LjfTiObzSd
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