NEW YORK — Donald Trump is expected to host a fundraiser for a real-estate market bubble at his Manhattan home on Wednesday, his campaign said Thursday.
The announcement came hours after the Republican nominee was widely criticized for not taking steps to prevent the housing market from going into a full-fledged crisis.
Trump has previously said he would like to see the economy bounce back to pre-recession levels, but that he has no plan to do that.
“Mr. Trump has been saying for months that he would not allow a bubble in the real estate markets and he has been making the same promise for months,” campaign spokesman Jason Miller told CNN.
“He now has an opportunity to do the same thing with a realtor’s mortgage.
He should have done it sooner, and he should have acted.”
Trump has said repeatedly that he will let the housing bubble explode and that he’s ready to put the economy back on track.
On Tuesday, he said the housing sector is “going to explode.”
In recent days, Trump has said he believes he is “on the right track” to bringing back the economy.
He also said that the United States is going to get back to full employment and that the “recovery is going too fast.”
He told The New York Times that the U.S. economy is in a “very good place.”
But on Thursday, the Trump campaign said Trump has no plans to “end the bubble” and has no “Plan B.”
Miller said that in the meantime, Trump should “stop whining about it” and “focus on the real issue of rebuilding the economy.”