Trump Today: Trump warns of economic damage if he’s impeached and offers condolences to family of Elijah Cummings
President Donald Trump on Friday warned that the country would experience a severe economic downturn if he’s removed from office, and offered condolences to the family of a late congressman whom he had clashed with.
“If anything ever happened with this phony witch hunt that the Democrats are doing … I really believe that you’d have a recession-depression, the likes of which this country hasn’t seen,” Trump told reporters as he was leaving the White House to head to South Carolina.
In the latest twist in the House impeachment inquiry, investigators issued subpoenas Friday to three additional Trump administration officials, demanding their testimony in the probe of the president’s efforts to force Ukraine to feed him damaging information about his Democratic political opponents.
CONDOLENCES TO CUMMINGS FAMILY
At a criminal-justice event in Columbia, S.C., Trump also offered his “warmest condolences” to the family of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings as the Democrat’s funeral took place in Baltimore. The congressman had led investigations of Trump. The president in July lashed out at Cummings’s district as a “disgusting, rat- and rodent-infested mess” where “no human being would want to live.”