By Robert Schroeder, MarketWatch
This column provides a daily update on key presidential actions as well as comments, whether spoken aloud or on Twitter, by President Trump. Like the stock market, the deadline for Trump Today action is 4 p.m. Eastern Time, even as we acknowledge that substantive news can and does occur after hours.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned social-media giants to “be careful,” as he met with the president of soccer’s international governing body and hailed a record for the Nasdaq Composite Index.
In a pair of tweets, Trump said Google /zigman2/quotes/205453964/composite GOOG -0.41% /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL -0.49% search results for news about him showed only “Fake” news reporting, and charged that the company is “controlling what we can & cannot see. This is a very serious situation—will be addressed!” The president didn’t specify how the administration would address the issue. National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said the White House was “taking a look” at regulating searches but went no further.
A Google spokeswoman said in an emailed statement that the company doesn’t “bias our results toward any political ideology.” Trump expanded his attack to Twitter /zigman2/quotes/203180645/composite TWTR -0.31% and Facebook /zigman2/quotes/205064656/composite FB +2.59% , saying the companies are “treading on very, very troubled territory,” doubling down on charges that they discriminate against conservatives.
Nasdaq TWEET, FIFA MEETING
Trump hailed in a tweet the Nasdaq Composite Index’s /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP -0.72% breaking above 8,000 for the first time on Monday. On Tuesday, the index closed at a third-straight all-time peak.
Trump also discussed the World Cup with FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the White House. The U.S., Mexico and Canada will host the event in 2026. Infantino gave Trump yellow and red penalty cards, and Trump jokingly used the red card to eject reporters from the Oval Office.