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Michael Hiltzik: The plummeting Dow teaches Trump about the folly of bragging on a stock market rise

President Trump may have been unaware of this, but there's a reason that smart presidents steer clear of boasting about stock market returns during their tenures: It's because the stock market has a way of biting braggarts in their most tender spots.

For Trump, that spot is his amour-propre. On Wednesday, the stock market took dead aim on that spot and took out a healthy chunk. The Dow Jones Industrial

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