Trump: Biden/Harris Would Crash Stock Market, Cause Depression

(MarketWatch) President Donald Trump on Thursday cast his election battle with Joe Biden as a fight for the future of the U.S. economy, saying the stock market would tank and a depression would ensue if the his Democratic rival wins in November.

“If Biden gets in, this market’s going to crash,” Trump asserted in an interview on Fox Business Network with host Maria Bartiromo. Invoking Biden’s tax plans, Trump also claimed that the former vice president would “tax this country into a depression like in 1929.”

Biden on Tuesday introduced his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, to the relief of some on Wall Street. Under a Biden administration, analysts have said health-care stocks could benefit, while financials may be negatively impacted.

Trump charges that Biden’s plans would decimate an economy that attempting to recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

“They’re big taxers,” he said of Biden and Harris. “It’s just something that won’t work.”

Among Biden’s tax plans are hiking levies on individuals with incomes of more than $400,000. According to the nonpartisan but business-friendly Tax Foundation, Biden’s plan would raise tax revenue by $3.8 trillion over the next decade, and reduce gross domestic product by 1.51% over the long term.

Trump in the interview talked up his plans to cut capital-gains taxes, a proposal he has been touting this week along with a middle-income tax cut.

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