Thursday, December 29, 2016

Trump claims credit for rising sun

In a late-night tweet, President-elect Donald Trump claimed credit for increasing hours of daylight since his election, posting: “Before my landslid election the world was dark. Days getting shorter. Now sun rises earlier, sets later. Thanks Donald!”

Trump made his latest claim hours after taking credit for Sprint's pre-existing plan to create new U.S. jobs, days after crediting himself for increased consumer spending around the holidays, and a month after claiming to have saved a Ford plant that was never planning to close or move. While critics say that increasing hours of daylight would have occurred regardless of the election, incoming counselor to the president, Kellyanne Conway dismisses those charges as “sour grapes.” Conway predicts that within the first six months of his administration, President Trump will fully cast off the gloom of winter and bestow radiant, summer sun across the nation.