US Industry and Energy Editor at the Financial Times, based in New York

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@Ed_Crooks — 29,555 followers, 20,380 tweets

Aug 19, 2017

@jjlong18 @Breznican I don't have the chart to hand, but jobs added in 1st 6 months of Trump = 1.07m. Jobs added in last 6 months of Obama = 1.08m. So the same

Aug 19, 2017

@taylor_owen Maybe. But saying "The market has been rising since 2009 so Trump can't take credit for what happened since November" is a complete fallacy

Aug 19, 2017

@Breznican True. What is possible, though, and may be the case, is that the market has risen because of expectations that Trump will help earnings.

Aug 19, 2017

@Breznican Agreed. And what levers is any president pulling? Not the big ones: monetary and fiscal policy. Regulation, which might make some difference

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