How a Trump-era stock market crash helped drive a Trump presidency

The stock market crashed in early 2017, triggering an economic recession in the U.S. and leading to the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

But Trump, who has been criticized for his response to the crisis, still retains his grip on power.

We’re breaking down how the stock market helped drive the Trump presidency.

1 of 11 Full Screen Autoplay Close Skip Ad × What we know about the impeachment process, from the White House to Congress View Photos In the impeachment trial, Trump faces allegations of obstruction of justice and obstruction of Congress.

Caption In the impeaching trial, the Trump administration faces accusations of obstruction and obstruction.

May 2, 2019 President Donald J. Trump speaks at a news conference about his first 100 days in office in Washington.

He is expected to face questions about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey, his involvement in the 2016 firing of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and the possible obstruction of the investigation into his campaign’s connections to Russia.

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