Trump says stock market would crash if he’s impeached

President Trump questioned how somebody “who’s done a great job” could be impeached but warned that if Democrats took that action against him, the “markets would crash.”

“If I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash, I think everybody would be very poor, because without this thinking, you would see — you would see numbers that you wouldn’t believe in reverse,” the president said in an interview on “Fox & Friends” that aired Thursday.

Asked about a scenario in which the Democrats take over control of the House after November’s midterm elections, Trump wondered why Democrats would even try.

“I don’t know how you can impeach somebody who’s done a great job,” he said, touting his administration’s economic achievements.

“I freed up, I got rid of regulations, the tax cut was a tremendous thing,” he said. “But even before the tax cut, right from the first day, I got rid of regulations. I approved the pipelines, 48,000 jobs. But I did a lot of things.”

He also said that if Hillary Clinton had won the election, “You would have had negative growth.”

Impeachment talk has bubbled up after former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to eight felony counts in federal court on Tuesday, including that the president directed him to pay off two women who claimed they had affairs with Trump — a possible violation of campaign finance law.

Also on Tuesday, Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty of eight felony counts during a federal trial in Alexandria, Va.

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