Presidential candidate Tim Ryan is not impressed with Trump’s ongoing stock market brag. In an interview with Yahoo Finance, the Democratic hopeful for 2020 slammed the sitting president for continuing to blow his own horn on social media.

As the president touts “unlimited potential” for the world’s largest economy, most non-market participants probably won’t share his optimism. Indeed, it’s estimated that the top 10 percent of wealthy Americans own 90 percent of all publicly-traded stocks.

Ryan used that hammer to drive his point home.

“To me, where I come from, it says that certain people in the economy today are doing really well, but 75 percent of the American people are still living paycheck to paycheck. I just don’t think that these metrics today of unemployment and stock markets are reflective of the vast majority of people in the United States.”

Stock Market Metrics Not a Reflection of Economic Health

Ryan went on to identify several areas of the economy where Americans, particularly millennials, are really struggling. Healthcare, education, and housing are all in dire shape, he said. Californians, for example, are leaving the golden state in record numbers as rent costs continue to balloon.

Labeling all three at crisis levels, he further pointed to the average man on the street who isn’t doing well. This despite official inflation figures holding at relative lows. The disconnect between these figures and the average man’s pocket raises questions about the reliability of government statistics.

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