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Trump Falls Silent On Stock Market Slump

President Trump, who often boasted when the stock market hit record highs, has said nothing as the market enters a period of volatility.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, which has seen a topsy-turvy couple of days, on Tuesday in New York City. Source: Spencer Platt

When it comes to the stock market, the Trump administration has suddenly entered a quiet period.

The president, who frequently boasted when the stock market was hitting record highs, has said nothing about the market's stomach-churning gyrations in the past few days.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin also avoided the subject in prepared remarks to the House Financial Services Committee. When pressed, Mnuchin told lawmakers that the market is not cause for concern.

"First I would say, we are very focused

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