Critics are calling out Donald Trump for saying he’s hoping for an economic crash this year.
Stocks are surging, unemployment is near historic lows and the nation appears to have avoided a predicted recession. Yet Trump claimed on Monday that the economy is “fragile” and running on “fumes” as he warned of a crash.
“And when there’s a crash, I hope it’s gonna be during this next 12 months, because I don’t wanna be Herbert Hoover,” Trump told Lindell TV host Lou Dobbs. “The one president I just don’t want to be, Herbert Hoover.”
Hoover was president during the 1929 stock market crash, which plunged the nation into the Great Depression.
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