Many people on the left are hoping for a recession with the belief that it will hurt Trump politically. Some folks like Bill Maher have come right out and said it.
Now MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle has said as much on the air as well.
FOX News reports:
MSNBC anchor on possible economic downturn : ‘About time we get a recession’
As the media ramps up speculation about a possible economic downturn under President Trump, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle said it’s “about time” America experiences a recession after several years of financial growth.
“A recession is ok,” Ruhle said Monday on “MSNBC Live with Hallie Jackson.”
“A recession is a normal part of economic activity. We see them — upturns and downturn[s].
“A recession doesn’t mean it’s a crisis. But if you’re a sitting president, you don’t necessarily want a recession… You want people feeling good,” she continued. “But seeing that we have been in economic expansion for the better part of 10 years, it’s about time we get a recession.”
Ruhle also claimed Trump has underdelivered on his promise of four to five percent growth and reiterated her point about a recession being perfectly normal…
Ruhle added, “So when the president says this is the best economy ever, it’s not. And if we did face a recession, it would be normal and it would be ok.”
Watch the video:
The left has no shame:
Hey Steph, economy’s strong. Wages are strong. Unemployment at record low. Businesses investing. Consumers are spending.
AND Fed has been raising rates!
*Stop, you clearly don’t know how this stuff works.
— Eric Bolling🇺🇸 (@ericbolling) August 19, 2019
Recessions hammer America’s poor the hardest.
And yet progressives pine for one, and soon. All to defeat Trump.
— Bryan Dean Wright (@BryanDeanWright) August 19, 2019
So Ms. Ruhle won’t mind if we begin the next recession layoffs with her job.
— Jim Silberman (@jedsilb) August 19, 2019
That last tweet is an excellent idea.