*From:* Steven Nelson <xxx@washingtonexaminer.com> *Date:* October 10, 2018 at 17:25:41 EDT
*Subject:* *In Town Pool Report 8/economic statement*

The White House shared the following statement, after the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 831 points today:

The fundamentals and future of the U.S. economy remain incredibly strong. Unemployment is at a fifty year low, taxes for families and businesses have been cut, regulations and red tape have been slashed, paychecks are getting fatter, consumer and small business confidence are setting records, and farmers, ranchers and manufacturers are empowered by better trade deals. President Trumps economic policies are the reasons for these historic successes and they have created a solid base for continued growth. -- Sarah Sanders

In response to a question about Rod Rosenstein's attendance at this afternoon's bill signing, White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said, "He was at the White House for a regularly scheduled meeting." Rosenstein's named did not appear on a White House list of expected attendees at the ceremony.
For those who have asked: I'm still working to confirm that President Trump was referring to Jamal Khashoggi's fiancee when he spoke in the Oval Office about receiving a letter from the missing Saudi journalist's "wife."
Steven Nelson Washington Examiner 202-xxx-xxxx

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