Thursday August 23, 2018
By David Jackson
(FILES) In this file photo taken on August
17, 2018 US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before boarding
Marine One at the White House in Washington, DC. Trump on August 18,
2018, accused social media platforms of “totally discriminating” against
users with right-wing views while dubbing mainstream news outlets CNN
and MSNBC “sick.” / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM
WASHINGTON – Raising the specter of
removal from office, President Donald Trump says that impeachment would
wreck the stock market and the economy because he is doing such a good
"I tell you what, if I ever got
impeached, I think the market would crash, I think everybody would be
very poor," Trump said in an interview that aired Thursday with "Fox
Without his kind of "thinking,"
Trump said as he pointed to his head, "you would see numbers that you
wouldn’t believe in reverse.”Some congressional
Democrats have raised impeachment after Trump's former attorney, Michael
Cohen, implicated Trump this week in a felony: a scheme to pay hush
money to women who claimed they had affairs with Trump, and to prevent
them from going public during the 2016 presidential election.
is also part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into
Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election by hacking Democrats.
Additionally, the president is under investigation
over allegations that he tried to obstruct the Russia probe through
actions like firing FBI Director James Comey.
his Fox interview, Trump denied wrongdoing and said the claims against
him don't amount to "high crimes" necessary for impeachment.
"I don't know how you can impeach somebody who's done a great job," Trump said.
During the impeachment proceedings of President Bill Clinton, the stock market actually climbed.
Asked to grade
his presidency, Trump said during the interview that he would give
himself an "A-plus," and that the only thing he is doing badly is "the
press doesn't cover me fairly."