The economic indicators, while not yet flashing red, are a steady yellow.
It's not entirely clear why Donald Trump has been in an extended public and private meltdown these last weeks, but his behavioral downturn seems to coincide with increasingly grim-looking economic news suggesting the United States may not be far off from another recession.
GOP pundit Frank Luntz places the blame for all that recession talk exactly where it belongs (checks notes) - with the media.
Fox Hosts Accuse Media Of Hyping Recession Fears Just Before Admitting The Trade War Might Cause 'Short-Term Pain'
Fox's Jesse Watters and Lou Dobbs accused Democrats and the media of fearmongering over the possibility of a recession -- then admitted Trump might be causing some "short-term" economic pain with his trade war with China.
Trump's cheerleaders on his propaganda network attacked The New York Times for warning about the possibility of a recession, but apparently think it's good "journalism" to discuss "animal spirits" boosting the economy.
Trump's cheerleaders on his propaganda network are very unhappy with The New York Times for reporting on the warning signs of a possible recession.
Fox's Jesse Watters and Lou Dobbs accuse the media and Democrats of rooting for and fearmongering over the possibility of a recession before admitting that Trump might be causing some "short-term pain" with his trade war with China.
Maybe if we close our eyes and clap, we can make the recession go away, too.
They're worried about consumer sentiment.
"Last week we all heard the White House had their hands over their ears and didn't want to hear anything negative about the economy. There seems to have been a lot of change over the weekend," Stephanie Ruhle said.
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