Wow - good catch! I did not know that. Although ‘Sahara Desert’ is in widespread use; you can find both ‘Sahara’ and ‘Sahara Desert’ in Wikipedia. You must be one of the smartest people on this website. It is a haven for the barely literate (I’m new here).
Agreed. Political office holders have a lot less influence on the economy than they think they have. But their political egos drive them to claim credit for all positive news. Trump is an outlier in that he has tried to claim credit for a rising stock market; your average politician knows better than to do this. I’m more concerned for the people who believe his claims at 100 cents/dollar.