Donald Trump warns markets would crash if Democrats impeach
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President Donald Trump on Thursday argued that stock markets would crash if Democrats impeached him.
“If they actually did this the markets would crash,” the president tweeted. “Do you think it was luck that got us to the best Stock Market and Economy in our history. It wasn’t!”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry into the president on Tuesday amid news Trump had pressured Ukraine’s leader to investigate the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
“The actions taken to date by the president have seriously violated the Constitution,” Pelosi said in her speech announcing the official inquiry. “The president must be held accountable. No one is above the law.”
“You will see it was a very friendly and totally appropriate call,” Trump tweeted on Tuesday. “No pressure and, unlike Joe Biden and his son, NO quid pro quo!”
A few hours later, he tweeted the impeachment inquiry amounted to “PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT.”