As we’ve told you in previous weeks and months, there are people (such as Bill Maher and NBC News’ Richard Engel) who are so opposed to Donald Trump that they freely admit an economic recession would be a welcome sight to Democrats heading into the 2020 election. If Maher and Engel were watching MSNBC today, they might have been happy to know that anchor Stephanie Ruhle predicts (or perhaps hopes) that a recession is imminent:
Ruhle said President Trump is wrong in his assertions that a recession will not occur.https://t.co/Y3OzACzLaz
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) August 19, 2019
Ruhle said that it’s been so long since the country has dipped into a recession that it could be “about time” for another to occur:
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
Partial transcript from Grabien:
RUHLE: “A recession is OK. A recession is a normal part of economic activity. We see them upturns and downturn. A recession doesn’t mean it’s a crisis. But if you’re a sitting president, you don’t necessarily want a recession on your watch. You want people feeling good. But seeing that we have been in economic expansion for the better part of 10 years, it’s about time we get a recession.
If there is another recession in the future the lefty media can go from crediting Obama for the good economy to blaming Trump for a bad one:
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
I don't recall Ruhle or the rest of the hacks at msnbc rooting for a recession during obama regime!! Who is she trying to kid anyway!!
— Joe Lillion (@jmlst48) August 19, 2019
Here’s the video: