Trump Touts Stock Market Strength, Tax Cuts, Latest NFL Move on Anthem

By Susan Jones | October 11, 2017 | 7:19 AM EDT

The major stock market indexes closed higher on Tuesday, as the Dow set its 47th record for 2017, gaining 69 points to close at 22,830.68. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/bfishadow on Flickr)

( - Now playing on President Trump's tweet-list: the roaring stock market, tax cuts, and a follow-up on the NFL patriotism flap.

"Stock Market has increased by 5.2 Trillion dollars since the election on November 8th, a 25% increase. Lowest unemployment in 16 years and.....if Congress gives us the massive tax cuts (and reform) I am asking for, those numbers will grow by leaps and bounds. #MAGA," Trump tweeted shortly before 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.

"It would be really nice if the Fake News Media would report the virtually unprecedented Stock Market growth since the election. Need tax cuts," he wrote. "The Democrats want MASSIVE tax increases & soft, crime producing borders. The Republicans want the biggest tax cut in history & the WALL!"

And finally: "It is about time that Roger Goodell of the NFL is finally demanding that all players STAND for our great National Anthem-RESPECT OUR COUNTRY."

Goodell on Tuesday sent a letter to all 32 NFL teams, saying:

"We live in a country that can feel very divided. Sports, and especially the NFL, brings people together and lets them set aside those divisions, at least for a few hours. The current dispute over the National Anthem is threatening to erode the unifying power of our game, and is now dividing us, and our players, from many fans across the country."

Goodell continued: "Like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem. It is an important moment in our game. We want to honor our flag and our country, and our fans expect that of us. We also care deeply about our players and respect their opinions and concerns about critical social issues. The controversy over the Anthem is a barrier to having honest conversations and making real progress on the underlying issues. We need to move past this controversy, and we want to do that together with our players."

The commissioner said he looks forward to a "full and open discussion of these issues when we meet next week in New York."

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