Trump: A ‘third-world country’ tries to impeach leaders who haven’t done ‘anything wrong’
President Trump suggested that the United States would turn into a “third-world country” if Democrats tried to impeach him should they regain control of the House, because he has not done “anything wrong.”
“You’ll have a country that’s going to turn into a third-world country because if the opposite party becomes president, every time before it even starts, before you even found out whether or not he or she is going to do a great job, they’ll say, ‘We want to impeach him,'” Trump said at a campaign rally in Montana on Thursday.
“If that happened, every time a Republican or a Democrat — opposite — got elected president — let’s say a Democrat gets elected … and let’s say we have a Republican House. We will impeach that Democrat, right?” Trump said, warning against the idea.
The president then told his supporters his impeachment would be their “fault” if they didn’t go out and vote during November’s midterm elections.
Trump said during an August interview with “Fox & Friends” host Ainsley Earhardt that the market would crash if he were forced out of office.
“I think everybody would be very poor,” he said, before pointing to his head. “Because without this thinking, you would see numbers that you wouldn’t believe.”
A top economic official at Barclay’s said on Wednesday that Trump’s removal from office, either by impeachment or though an election, would not endanger America’s economy.
“We doubt that capital markets would collapse if President Trump’s administration was endangered either electorally or indeed legally,” William Hobbs wrote.
“The forward momentum of the world economy, and therefore its capital markets, has little to do with the actions of the White House, past, present or future in our opinion,” he added.
Earhardt also asked Trump if Democrats will move to impeach him if they retake the House in the midterms.
“I don’t know how you can impeach somebody who’s done a great job,” Trump responded.
Calls for Trump’s removal renewed last month after his former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to charges including campaign finance violations, implicating the president in his statement.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), however, said in August that Trump’s impeachment is “not a priority.”