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Donald Trump predicts market crash if he’s impeached

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Published : Aug 24, 2018, 3:02 am IST
Updated : Aug 24, 2018, 3:02 am IST

The Manafort conviction was the first case sent to trial by special prosecutor Robert Muller probing Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

US President Donald Trump  (Photo: Pixabay)
 US President Donald Trump (Photo: Pixabay)

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Thursday admitted he provided the hush money used by his former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen to suppress allegations of two women that they had affairs with him, but warned that the US economy would collapse if he were impeached.

Days after Cohen told a federal judge he made illegal campaign contributions at the President’s request — to women alleging affairs with Trump — the Republican leader said on Fox News, “I will tell you what, if I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash. I think everybody would be very poor.”

 

Speaking on Fox and Friends, he boasted, “You would see — you would see numbers that you wouldn’t believe in reverse,” and added, “I don’t know how you can impeach somebody who has done a great job.”

In the interview, “Later on I knew. Later on… Did they come out of the campaign? They didn’t come out of the campaign, they came from me,” he said.

Trump has previously denied having affairs with either woman.

The United States  President was dealt severe back-to-back blows on Tuesday when Cohen pled guilty to illegal campaign finance violations and his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted of tax and bank fraud within minutes of each other.

 

The Manafort conviction was the first case sent to trial by special prosecutor Robert Muller probing Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Mr Trump was dealt severe blows when Mr Cohen pled guilty to illegal campaign finance violations and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted of tax and bank fraud.

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