Republican presidential candidate and real-estate magnate Donald Trump released a video on Instagram on Monday, warning that China could bring the US economy down.
“I’ve been telling everybody for a long time China’s taking our jobs. They’re taking our money. Be careful: They’ll bring us down,” Trump said in the post. “You have to know what you’re doing. We have nobody that has a clue.”
On Twitter, he added: “Depression- be careful of China!”
Trump was apparently reacting to Monday’s chaos in the stock market, some of which has been attributed to China’s slowdown.
At the market open, the Dow was down more than 1,000 points.
Trump, who has constantly railed against China on the campaign trail, released several additional tweets declaring he had been right about the country:
Trump also said he is “perhaps” the only presidential candidate who can rescue the US economy from its current turmoil:
Trump: China Will Bring us Down! (Stock Market Alert)