Trump: Impeach me and the market crashes
In an interview with Fox & Friends, he said the market would crash and “everybody would be very poor”.
He was speaking after Michael Cohen, his ex-lawyer, pleaded guilty to violating election laws and said he had been directed to do so by Mr Trump.
Mr Trump has rarely spoken about the prospect of being impeached.
Correspondents say it is unlikely Mr Trump’s opponents would try to impeach him before November’s mid-term elections.
Why does Trump say the market would crash?
“I don’t know how you can impeach somebody who’s done a great job,” Mr Trump told Fox and Friends.
“I tell you what, if I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash, I think everybody would be very poor.”
Pointing to his head, he said: “Because without this thinking, you would see numbers that you wouldn’t believe in reverse.”
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) August 23, 2018