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President Donald Trump on Thursday warned of a stock market crash if he were to be impeached, as he reportedly demanded to know who gave a whistleblower information about his call with Ukraine’s president.
‘THE MARKETS WOULD CRASH’
Trump in an early-morning tweet cited Fox Business Network reporting about stocks dropping on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s call for an impeachment inquiry.
“If they actually did this the markets would crash,” Trump said. “Do you think it was luck that got us to the best Stock Market and Economy in our history. It wasn’t!”
On Tuesday, equities SPX, -0.53% extended their losses as it became apparent Pelosi would launch the inquiry. Wednesday, indexes DJIA, -0.26% COMP, -1.13% were in the green again but stocks were trading lower Thursday on soured trade optimism and impeachment headlines.
See: Stocks slightly lower as trade optimism sours, investors keep eye on impeachment.
Meanwhile, the New York Times reported Trump told a private breakfast in New York, “I want to know who’s the person…who gave the whistleblower the information? Because that’s close to a spy.”
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