A Matt Drudge tweet featuring a link to a CNBC article reporting positive economic news was deemed “potentially sensitive” and was hidden from easy view, Donald Trump Jr. discovered on Wednesday.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 4, 2017
“This Tweet is not available because it includes potentially sensitive content,” the warning reads.
“It literally said “Great news from CNBC no less,'” Trump wrote, “(retweeting) Drudge on Econ Confidance (sic).”
“(What the hell) is sensitive about that?” he wondered.
Drudge linked to a CNBC story about rising economic confidence in the Trump era.
The public’s views on the economy continue to cruise at lofty levels but the optimism does not appear to be lifting the president’s approval rating.
The third-quarter CNBC All-America Economic Survey found 43 percent of the public believes the economy is excellent or good, a record high in the 10-year history of the survey. Thirty-six percent believes the economy will get better, down a couple of points from last quarter, but just 23 percent say it will get worse, down 6 points.
The four-quarter average for every major economic metric in the poll — the outlook for the economy, housing, wages and the stock market — is at a record 10-year high. Those four quarters cover the time span since President Donald Trump’s election.
What’s “sensitive” about that?