Last week, President Donald Trump declared a National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush which fell smack in the middle of a rollercoaster week for the stock markets.

A National Day of Mourning is a big deal. The federal government is closed, including the stock market and the U.S. Postal Service, although Jeff Bezos figured out a work-around to get Amazon packages delivered that day.

It’s an interesting coincidence in the midst of a tumultuous week for the markets, with massive declines stemming from Donald Trump’s tweets about being a “Tariff Man” and an opaque and unclear trade truce with China.

Makes one wonder: Was Trump trying to stop the losses and turn things around by putting the pause button on the stock markets?

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