by Rick Ackerman
If stocks plunged Friday on news that Trump had caught the virus, and then began to surge as soon as it looked like he would recover, investors must like the guy, right? Or so it would seem. The Dow rose almost 500 points on Monday as the President’s doctors prepared to send him home earlier than most of us had expected. Since they are taking no chances, it can be confidently inferred that he’s in pretty good shape. The imbeciles who invent the news each day have been doing their darndest to suggest otherwise, but they’ve only embarrassed themselves with an effusion of ignorance. Much of it claimed the doctors misled them or withheld important details about his treatment, but it is only in the staunchest redoubts of Trump Derangement Syndrome that anyone much cared. As for investors, they have one more reason to tune out polls that would have us believe Biden will give Trump a good fight. If this were likely, the Dow would be down 5000 points and headed much lower.