The hosts of Fox & Friends accused fellow members of the media Monday morning of trying to cause a recession after a down week on Wall Street.
The segment, which also featured Fox Business’s Charles Payne, began with a compilation of clips from the other television networks discussing the stock market’s 800-point plunge the previous Wednesday and what it could lead to.
“It’s so obvious what they’re doing!” Ainsley Earhardt stated. “They do not want him to win again and they don’t like that the economy is doing well, apparently.”
“I hate to say it to the degree the media almost did that in December, and I think some people do it deliberately. There is no economic data out there that suggests we are on the cusp of a recession,” Payne responded, using Walmart’s earning report as an example for the current state of the economy. “The bottom line is it seems to be a deliberate attempt by many people to make this economy go into recession.”
They were arguing that members of the media are pushing for a recession so that President Trump would have a harder time winning reelection in 2020.
Earhardt and Payne’s comments echo those of fellow Fox News personality Martha MacCallum. During her show on Thursday night, the host alleged that MSNBC and CNN personalities were “giddy” at the idea of a recession.