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    Trump Promises Market Crash in Case of His Impeachment

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    In an interview with Fox News, the US president has discussed the US tariffs, impeachment, his former lawyer Michael Cohen and Robert Mueller's investigation.

    "I don't know how you can impeach somebody who's done a great job. If I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash, I think everybody would be very poor. Without this thinking, you would see numbers you wouldn't believe," Donald Trump noted in the interview.

    The president stated that he's done a great job in office, despite the critical coverage in the media in connection with the Cohen case and other controversies.

    ​The upcoming elections will be held in the middle of US Republican President Donald Trump's term in November. During the vote scheduled for November 6, US voters will elect one-third of the US Senate, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and governors of 36 states.

    Trump also mentioned his economic accomplishments, claiming that the economy would have declined if he hadn't been elected.

    "I freed up, I got rid of regulations, the tax cut was a tremendous thing. But even before the tax cut, right from the first day, I got rid of regulations. I approved the pipelines, 48,000 jobs. But I did a lot of things," he said.

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    US Tariffs

    The statement was made amid tense relations between Washington and a number of countries due to US tariffs. Earlier this year, Washington imposed aluminum and steel tariffs and is now facing retaliatory duties from many of those countries, including China and Turkey.

    READ MORE: US Federal Reserve Struggling to Find Appropriate Response to Trade War

    $3.5Bln on Building Wall on Mexican Border

    US President Donald Trump said that the United States has already spent $3.5 billion erecting a wall on the Mexican border.

    "We are building the wall, it's already started. We've spent 3.5 billion on it, we are asking for 5 billion for this year's funding," Trump told FOX news broadcaster in an interview.

    The issue of illegal immigration has long been a stumbling block in Mexico's relations with the United States, with Trump having repeatedly pledged to build a wall on the southern border in order to stop illegal migration, as well as human and narcotics trafficking. Building the wall was one of Trump's key pre-election promises.

    READ MORE: Mexico Captures Drug Lord Linked to Cartel Violence on US Border

    Mueller's Probe, Cohen's Deal With Prosecutors

    In the interview, Trump also spoke about his former attorney Michael Cohen, accusing the latter of linking him to the case to get a better deal with prosecutors, saying that his former attorney "makes a better deal when he uses me." Donald Trump has been distancing himself from Cohen, who says he carried out presidential campaign finance violations in coordination with the US president. 

    Michael Cohen earlier pleaded guilty to five counts of tax evasion, one count of making a false statement to a bank and two campaign finance violations. His sentencing is set to take place on December 12 and Cohen could face a prison term of between 46 and 63 months.

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