Trump 'plunging us into chaos', Democrats say, as markets tank and shutdown persists
- Trump attacks Federal Reserve and markets suffer steep drops
- Schumer and Pelosi: Trump is waging a ‘personal war’ on Fed
Top Democrats have accused Donald Trump of “plunging the country into chaos” as top officials met to discuss a growing rout in stock markets caused in part by the president’s persistent attacks on the Federal Reserve and a government shutdown.
“It’s Christmas Eve and President Trump is plunging the country into chaos,” the two top Democrats in Congress, House speaker nominee Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, wrote in a joint statement on Monday.