Fox News host Neil Cavuto has never been a fan of President Donald Trump or his policies. Still, Cavuto will admit that the U.S. economy is booming because of Trump — but he apparently doesn’t think that will be true for long.
Cavuto went on a rant on Thursday in response to a remark from the president that the economy would likely suffer a significant downturn if he were impeached. Cavuto harshly criticized Trump for “threatening” a financial crisis in order to prevent a constitutional one.
According to The Daily Caller, Trump’s comment about the economy amid his impeachment came during an interview with Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt, which aired on Thursday morning. Cavuto’s irate response came just hours later.
Crisis of his own making
“The longest bull market in history just could be history if — if — Democrats dare to make the president history,” Cavuto said. “What the president is saying is, ‘We’re all making gravy so why stop the train?'”
He went on: “Well, I don’t know, maybe because the train is resting on shaky tracks, or the conductor of that train has said and done some shaky things, or at least said some inconsistent things.”
According to Cavuto, “good times should never be used to ignore bad things.” He clarified that he didn’t necessarily mean to accuse the president of doing “unconstitutional things or even illegal things, but,” he said, Trump has done “enough things to give pause.”
“Making money should never get in the way of simply getting answers,” Cavuto added. “All I’m saying is, you don’t prevent a constitutional crisis by threatening a financial one. But Mr. President, you guarantee both when your very actions and words create that crisis, or make people think — think — that you are hiding one.”
Litany of issues
Cavuto went on to list several things Trump has said about past affairs, double-crossing attorneys, and the infamous Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer before lamenting that the seemingly-endless list of alleged scandals is exhausting.
“But you see, that is the problem and we can’t move on,” Cavuto said. “Lots of stuff like that keeps popping up here. Some are big and worrisome, others are consistent and tiresome.”
(By “consistent and tiresome,” Cavuto may have been referring to Robert Mueller’s endless — but baseless — investigation into the Trump campaign team’s alleged collusion with Russia. After more than a year of investigating, Mueller’s team has been unsuccessful at charging the president with much of anything.)
Cavuto also tackled Trump’s claims about crime levels in Germany, tariffs in Europe, the trade imbalance with Canada, the size of the tax cuts and how he benefited from them, the amount of legislation he’s signed into law, and more about double-crossing attorneys like Michael Cohen.
“None of these make the market any less impressive,” Cavuto concluded. “Maybe just the guy overseeing it.”
Neil Cavuto is obviously not a huge fan of President Trump, but even though Cavuto apparently has little faith in the president’s ability to lead this country into a prosperous and secure future, Trump isn’t backing down.
The president isn’t wrong that an impeachment could tank the economy — especially because the president hasn’t done anything to make him impeachable in the first place. Sorry to burst your bubble, Cavuto.