President Donald Trump told New Hampshire voters Thursday that they had to support his re-election campaign or suffer the economic consequences.
“I won the election, the markets went up thousands of points, things started happening,” Trump said at a rally even as markets show signs of a coming recession.
“If, for some reason, I were not to have won the election, these markets would have crashed. That will happen even more so in 2020,” Trump added.
“The bottom line is, I know you like me, and this room is a love fest, I know that, but you have no choice but to vote for me, because your 401(k)’s down the tubes, everything’s gonna be down the tubes,” Trump said.
“So whether you love me or hate me, you gotta vote for me,” he added.
TRUMP predicts dire consequences if he doesn't win in 2020: "You have no choice but to vote for me because your 401ks — down the tubes. Everything's gonna be down the tubes. So whether you love me or hate me, you've gotta vote for me." pic.twitter.com/oCcLueQdUe
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 15, 2019
Speaking to reporters ahead of his rally, Trump insisted that U.S. economic growth would end if the nation elected a Democrat to the White House next year.
“Frankly if for some reason that happened in the 2020 election, you’ll see this economy go down the tubes. I will tell you that right now,” Trump said.