New York Times reporter Jonathan Martin appeared on John King’s CNN show Wednesday to inform viewers that President Donald Trump simply cannot sustain an economic recession if he hopes to win reelection next year.
With recession warning signs flashing, the president has once again put public pressure on the Federal Reserve to slash interest rates and pump more money into the economy ahead of the 2020 election campaign.
As Martin explained, a souring economy would give Trump almost nothing to campaign on next year.
“‘Sustain the Pain,’ in my experience covering politics, is not a good bumper sticker slogan,” he joked. “‘Sustain the Pain — Reelect Trump’ I don’t think will be very effective.”
Earlier in the panel, CNN’s Phil Mattingly argued that Trump’s latest attacks on the Federal Reserve were a desperate plea to help him undo the damage that he did by setting off a trade war with China.
“The tweet is essentially saying, ‘I would like the Fed to stop me from punching myself, or at least keep me from being… injured by me punching myself,” he explained.
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CNN contributor Rick Santorum said he was personally offended on Sunday after conservative writer Bill Kristol attacked President Donald Trump's trade policy.
During a segment about Trump's trade war with China, Kristol noted that the president seems "demoralized" and "depressed."
"His economists have told him privately we're slowing down and we're at some risk of toppling into a recession," Kristol explained. "His political people have told him his numbers are going down not up."
The conservative writer pointed to Trump's racist attacks on black lawmakers as one mistake he has made.