Trump thinks that the warnings from economists that the nation could fall into a recession are a plot by Democrats to get him.
Trump said when asked about Ukraine, “We had a perfect phone call with the president of Ukraine. Everybody knows it. It’s just a Democrat witch hunt. Here we go again. They failed with Russia. They failed with recession. And they failed with everything. Now they’re bringing this up. The one who has the problem is Biden. Look at what Biden did. Biden did what they would like me to do but I didn’t do it. What Biden did is a disgrace. What his son did is a disgrace.”
Trump claimed at the UN that the recession is a Democratic plot to get him pic.twitter.com/pxMR1YVi7I
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) September 23, 2019
Trump is telegraphing how he will respond to an economic downturn. He is going to ignore it, and call it a witch hunt by Democrats. The problem is that people are losing their jobs right now due to the slowing economy. Trump’s trade war is hurting manufacturing and agriculture among other sectors, so the recession isn’t a plot to get Trump. It is a policy problem that needs to be dealt with.
Trump’s mindset is how downturns become recessions, and recessions lead to depressions. Donald Trump lumps anything that is bad for him into the fake news pile. There is no reality with this president. Everything is a Democratic witch hunt, including economic cycles.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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