US President, Donald Trump has warned that impeaching him would cause the economy to crash.
In an interview with Fox News on Thursday, Trump commented on his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleading guilty to campaign tax violations in federal court in New York on Tuesday, during which he implicated the president.
“If I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash. I think everybody would be very poor”.
He added that Americans would see economic “numbers that you wouldn’t believe in reverse”.
“I don’t know how you can impeach somebody who’s done a great job,” he said.
However, Trump accused Cohen of implicating him to get a better deal with prosecutors, saying the latter, “makes a better deal when he uses me”.
“It’s called flipping and it almost ought to be illegal,” Trump said.
“It’s not a fair thing, but that’s why he did it. He made a very good deal.”
Trump claimed people who decide to cooperate with the government “make up stories” and “just make up lies”.
“I’ve known all about flipping – for 30 or 40 years I’ve been watching flippers … I’ve had many friends involved in this stuff… you get 10 years in jail.
“But if you say bad things about somebody, in other words, make up stories if you don’t know, they just make up lies … and now they go from 10 years to they’re a national hero.”
Trump speaks on US lawmakers impeaching him