Presidential candidate John Delaney bashed his fellow Democrats for appearing to cheer on signs of an impending recession in order to further their political agenda to damage and ultimately unseat President Donald Trump.
The former U.S. congressman representing Maryland made the comments on Wednesday to reporters.
"It feels like some Democrats are cheering on a recession because they want to stick it to Trump. I don't want a recession because I don't want these workers in here to face a recession," Delaney said.
"But I worry that Trump's policies are bringing one on," he added.
A reporter pressed Delaney to name names, but he pivoted away, saying, "I'm not gonna name names, but you just get a sense."
When asked if some Democrats were actively looking for a recession, he denied saying it and emphasized that he believed the president's economic policies were not good for the country.
"I just think it's very important that we be clear as a party that we don't want a recession, right, because his economic policies are bad," Delaney said. "I think they're ultimately going to unwind. I don't want that to happen. I'm an American, I want the country to do well."
Some economists have pointed to the occurrence of an inverted yield curve in the bond market as a sure sign that the economy is headed into a recession. A crash in the stock market also signaled that investors are wary of the president's trade war against China.
The president has touted the economy and said that consumers are not paying for his tariff war against China.
"Poised for big growth after trade deals are completed. Import prices down, China eating Tariffs," he claimed.
Fox Business Network cited a study that said only 34 percent of economists expect the country to experience a recession in 2021.
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