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In a tweet Thursday morning, the president pointed to the Dow approaching another all-time high, tweeting: "STOCK MARKET AT ALL-TIME HIGH! HOW ARE YOUR 409K’S DOING? 70%, 80%, 90% up? Only 50% up! What are you doing wrong?"
The erroneous reference to "409ks" — which appeared to be a typo — quickly drew fire on social media, with critics of Trump mocking the president for his early-morning mixup.
"My 409K sucks. It's apparently doesn't even exist," tweeted GOP strategist and frequent Trump critic Rick Wilson.
My 409K sucks. It's apparently doesn't even exist. https://t.co/I0HZtPnnH1— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) January 9, 2020
"I guess you have to be in the elite to have a 409k," added Cheddar editor-in-chief Jim Roberts.
I guess you have to be in the elite to have a 409k. https://t.co/6oPmdqL0Rq— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) January 9, 2020
"409K? The constant typos matter. They underline Trump’s lifelong inability to focus on details," tweeted MSNBC host Lawrence O'DonnellLawrence O'DonnellKyrsten Sinema's courage, Washington hypocrisy and the politics of rage Porter on melee at town hall: 'Hard to feel safe' Biden: McCarthy's support of Cheney ouster is 'above my paygrade' MORE.
409K? The constant typos matter. They underline Trump’s lifelong inability to focus on details. https://t.co/Dj4IFLggSh— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) January 9, 2020
Trump later deleted and reissued the tweet, this time without the typo.
STOCK MARKET AT ALL-TIME HIGH! HOW ARE YOUR 401K’S DOING? 70%, 80%, 90% up? Only 50% up! What are you doing wrong?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2020
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Updated at 11:10 a.m.