This article originally appeared on Fox News on January 14, 2020.
Over the last six months, it has become increasingly obvious there is no limit on how far Democrats and their media allies are willing to go to bring down President Trump. Because of their obsessive hatred of the president, they have wantonly placed our economy at risk of collapse, created a false constitutional crisis, and most recently, opposed the takedown of an Iranian terrorist leader.
In August, it was the economy. We were told repeatedly that a recession was imminent. The Washington Post ran an article titled “Stocks losses deepen as a key recession warning surfaces” discussing how recession signals had “intensified.” CNN ran an article stating, “Two recession warning signs are here.” Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., published an article titled, “The Coming Economic Crash — And How to Stop It.”
The business climate is a subject I know something about. I ran an international company for 16 years. I knew, and said publicly many times, that there was no imminent recession. Consumer spending accounts for about two-thirds of our economic growth and it remained strong throughout this period.
Could this overblown “recession” coverage have been an effort to cast a pall over the economy’s underlying strength, reducing consumer confidence and tanking the economy so as to topple Trump in 2020?
Of course it was, and at least one anti-Trump leftist was honest about it.
I don’t often agree with comedian Bill Maher, but I have to give him so credit for saying what he believes. When asked if he really wanted a recession, Maher responded “I do.” Why? Well, because “one way you get rid of Trump is a crashing economy.”
Luckily, consumers ignored the false recession hysteria. By December, The Washington Post ran an article almost apologetically titled “U.S. economy shakes free of recession fears in striking turnaround since August.”
The truth is that there never was a meaningful recession threat. It was just a bunch of Democrats and their media allies trying to create one.
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