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In a House floor speech on Tuesday, Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) called on the real estate mogul to apologize for comments made in 2007 counseling Trump University students to use the housing bubble as an investment opportunity.

“He rooted for that bubble to burst. Well, the crash in the housing market devastated my hometown of Las Vegas, which was one of the hardest hit in the country,” Titus said, noting that thousands of people in her district lost their homes as a result of the housing bubble’s burst.


According to a 2007 Globe and Mail article quoting Trump, the billionaire was "advising investors that there are now great deals in buying subprime mortgages at a discount, and repossessed houses at low prices."

"People have been talking about the end of the cycle for 12 years, and I'm excited if it is,' Trump is quoted as saying in the article. "I've always made more money in bad markets than in good markets."

On Monday, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGeorge Takei: US has hit a new low under Trump Democrats slam Puerto Rico governor over 'shameful' comments, back protesters Matt Gaetz ahead of Mueller hearing: 'We are going to reelect the president' MORE released a YouTube ad with audio of Trump saying of a real estate crash, "I kind of hope that happens. Then people like me would go in and buy."

Titus concluded her remarks by taking aim at a sore topic for Trump.

“We say to Mr. Trump: Keep your short fingers out of the Nevada housing market,” she said. 

Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), who was presiding over House floor proceedings, admonished Titus afterward for personally criticizing Trump.

“The chair would remind members to refrain from engaging in personalities toward presumptive nominees for the office of president,” Davis said.

Three other Democrats — Reps. Dan Kildee (Mich.), Jared Polis (Colo.) and Tim Ryan (Ohio) — joined Titus in attacking Trump for saying the housing market crisis would be a prime real estate opportunity. 

“Shame! Shame that we have a major leader of a major party rooting against families in Ohio, in Pennsylvania, in Florida, in Colorado. Shame on you, Mr. Trump. You’re supposed to be rooting for the American people, not rooting against them,” Ryan said. 

“The chair would like to remind members once again to refrain from engaging in personalities toward the presumptive nominees for the office of president,” Davis said after each of their floor speeches, with a hint of impatience growing in his voice.