Trump Predicts Havoc If Democrats Take Over Congress

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) - President Donald Trump is predicting national havoc if Democrats gain control of Congress in midterm elections next month. He's also accusing the opposition party of trying to "destroy" his nominee for the Supreme Court.

Trump attacked Democrats during a rally Monday night in Johnson City, Tennessee, a state with a closer-than-expected Senate race critical to control of the chamber.

Without citing evidence, Trump warned of a plunging stock market, devastated retirement accounts, huge tax increases and skyrocketing crime if Republicans lose their grip on Congress.

Trump also defended Brett Kavanaugh, saying the Supreme Court nominee accused of sexual misconduct in high school and college is "a very fine person."

He called support for GOP Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn "really a vote for me." She faces a Democratic ex-governor, Phil Bredesen. 

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