MSNBC Host OPENLY Hopes For Recession On Live Television
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On Monday, MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle announced that it would be "okay" if a recession took place under President Trump and that it is "about time" America has one.
“A recession is okay. 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,” Ruhle said.
“But seeing that we have been in economic expansion for the better part of ten years, it’s about time we get a recession,” she added.
WATCH the clip of Ruhle below:
Ruhle isn't the only leftist who has wished for a recession under President Trump.
Last year, HBO show host Bill Maher openly hoped for a recession. “I feel like the bottom has to fall out at some point, and, by the way, I’m hoping for it because I think one way you get rid of Trump is a crashing economy. So please, bring on the recession. Sorry if that hurts people, but it’s either root for a recession or you lose your democracy,” he said.
On Friday, Maher doubled down.
"I've been saying for about two years that I hope we have a recession and people get mad at me," Maher stated. Keep in mind that Maher is a multimillionaire elitist who would face no hardship during a recession.
“I’m just saying we can survive a recession," he added. "We've had 47 of them. We've had one every time there's a Republican president! They don’t last forever, You know what lasts forever? Wiping out species!”
According to Fox News, "the HBO star then pointed to a U.N. report warning how many species of plants and animals are at the risk of extinction and went on to blast the Trump administration for rolling back regulations from the Nixon-era Endangered Species Act "like any evil villain would do.""
"So yes, a recession would be very worth getting rid of Donald Trump and these kinds of policies," Maher once again noted. "A recession would definitely knock him out of office."
Earlier in the month, Maher once again announced his support for a recession while discussing comments made by NBC News correspondent Richard Engel.
"Short-term pain might be better than long-term destruction of the Constitution," Engel said while referring to President Trump.
"Right!" Maher replied. "Thank you very much."
WATCH some of Maher's comments below:
Video: @BillMaher: “One way you get rid of @realDonaldTrump is a crashing economy, so please bring on the recession. Sorry if that hurts people, but it’s either root for a recession or lose your democracy.” #RealTime #TTT pic.twitter.com/wSd6jNYueC— Brent Baker (@BrentHBaker) June 9, 2018
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