Fox News reporter responds with utter confusion when Trump asks how everyone’s ‘409K’ is doing

Fox News reporter responds with utter confusion when Trump asks how everyone’s ‘409K’ is doing
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In a tweet this Thursday morning, President Trump had a few people scratching their heads after he praised the soaring Stock Market and asked his followers how it was affecting their “409K’s” — which is a thing that doesn’t exist.


“STOCK MARKET AT ALL-TIME HIGH!” Trump exclaimed. “HOW ARE YOUR 409K’S DOING? 70%, 80%, 90% up? Only 50% up! What are you doing wrong?”

Fox News reporter John Roberts was among those baffled:

Twitter couldn’t resist piling on:

While a typo is the simplest explanation for “409K,” New York Daily News columnist Brandon Friedman cast some doubt into that:

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