President Obama speaking about the S&P downgrade today. Photo: Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

The Dow has closed down 617 points. And the devil is making more Satan sandwiches on the S&P 500, which closed down 6.66 percent.

Unfortunately, President Obama‘s oratory gifts couldn’t turn things around. He finally commented on the S&P downgrade that has sent markets reeling, saying the U.S. is still a “triple-A country” and that the nation is “still a safe bet for investors.” But with the statement’s focus on deficits rather than jobs, Washington Post columnist Jena McGregor gives the speech the thumbs down. Business Insider goes a step further, calling the statement “disastrous.”

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