President Donald Trump foretold of economic cataclysm if he were to be impeached, predicting to Fox News in a Thursday interview that "everybody would be very poor" should Congress remove him from office.
President @realDonaldTrump: "I don't know how you can impeach somebody who's done a great job." https://t.co/3BZNpSzish— Fox News (@Fox News)1535022428.0
Fox's Ainsely Earhardt asked Trump if he believes Democrats would try to impeach him if they retake control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the fall. The president responded by patting himself on the back.
"You know, I guess it says something like high crimes and all," Trump said. "I don't know how you can impeach somebody who has done a great job."
The president continued, warning of fiscal disaster if he gets impeached.
Trump: "I will tell you what, if I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash. I think everybody would be v… https://t.co/gjvBA05TTU— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin)1535025005.0
"If I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash, I think everybody would be very poor," the president said. Trump then pointed at his head and said: "because without this thinking, you would see numbers that you wouldn't believe, in reverse."
Trump: "If I get impeached, everybody will be poor." He actually said that this morning. So, NOBODY could do well… https://t.co/3xWgAgr0XK— Joe Walsh (@Joe Walsh)1535027481.0
CNBC's John Harwood pointed out that under Trump, the stock market has gone up 29 percent, while under President Barack Obama, it went up 149 percent.
change in Dow Jones Industrial Average: --during Trump presidency so far +29% --during Obama presidency +149% https://t.co/vMmYkTkjRo— John Harwood (@John Harwood)1535026303.0
@JohnJHarwood People forget that the DOW was around 7000 when Obama came into office and was around 20000 when he left. #ThankYouObama— Amy L Marckel (@Amy L Marckel)1535027802.0
Trump said he would give himself an "A+" on his job performance so far, citing his Supreme Court appointments and aggressive trade policies.
.@ainsleyearhardt: "What grade do you give yourself so far?" President @realDonaldTrump: "So I give myself an A+." https://t.co/eI2BcOHiFQ— Fox News (@Fox News)1535025360.0
"I give myself an A+. I don't think any President has ever done what I have done," Trump boasted.
We haven't even been 2 years. Biggest tax cuts in history. Soon to be two unbelievable Supreme Court justices, I'm sure that Justice Kavanaugh will be approved. Justice Gorsuch has been a star. You look at all the things we have done with regulations, the economy is the best it has ever been in history. The only thing I'm doing badly in is the press doesn't cover me fairly.
Twitter didn't buy it.
Obama's economy was better, and Trump is a criminal.
@FoxNews @realDonaldTrump 83% of that bull market was under Obama. Kick out Trump, because he committed felonies a… https://t.co/QtjDYWyODC— America, you're in danger girl... (@America, you're in danger girl...)1535022576.0
"Morality is more important than money."
@FoxNews @realDonaldTrump Because morality is more important than money— Ann Marie Chao (@Ann Marie Chao)1535022447.0
@amchow14 @FoxNews @realDonaldTrump We can have morality & money w/ a better president. Get rid of Trump & Pence (s… https://t.co/5NtYsra4TP— Blake Alan (@Blake Alan)1535022988.0
"The market will be fine without you."
@FoxNews @realDonaldTrump The economy has been in a bull market for nine years.... It'll be fine without you— jason arini (@jason arini)1535022628.0
Why would Congress impeach you, Mr. President?
As you said, "high crimes" and misdemeanors...
@FoxNews @realDonaldTrump It's generally based on the crimes they've committed Donald.— Daniel Brandon (@Daniel Brandon)1535022489.0
...such as being an unindicted co-conspirator in a plot to sway the 2016 election.
@FoxNews @realDonaldTrump You are an unindicted co-conspirator, and it won't get much better for you. You are by a… https://t.co/IneEPDLbGd— Ann (@Ann)1535024328.0
@FoxNews @realDonaldTrump Crime is crime.— K A Salerno (@K A Salerno)1535022703.0
It doesn't matter if you give yourself an "A+," if there were crimes committed, there are consequences.
@FoxNews @realDonaldTrump If that person is a criminal, it doesn’t matter how well he does his job. El Chapo is a… https://t.co/SGdUr9kKih— Robbie Rist (@Robbie Rist)1535023275.0
Oh, and President Bill Clinton balanced the budget. He was impeached.
@FoxNews @realDonaldTrump Simple. Look at Bill Clinton...— 🧞♂The📚Liberal📚Guru, M.A.🧞♂ (@🧞♂The📚Liberal📚Guru, M.A.🧞♂)1535027474.0
@FoxNews @realDonaldTrump Clinton balanced the budget— Bennyminusjets (@Bennyminusjets)1535022558.0
Under Trump, the United States is coasting toward a trillion dollar deficit.