“Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade said Wednesday that Democrats “have got to be thrilled” with the collapsing American economy.
“There is not one Democrat that’s happy that 72,000 people died and tens of thousands have tested positive. I get that: but economically, they got to be thrilled,” Kilmeade said.
“Oil and gas industry is destroyed. They want to have automatic income. People getting paid not to work. Healthcare is free. No one is being charged for the [coronavirus] test,” Kilmeade continued. “We know that the bailout of the states, when they got themselves in red ink because they committed way too much with these pension plans, they are lobbying hard to get alleviated from all that debt.” (RELATED: Ben Carson: If We Wait For COVID-19 To Be Completely Gone To Reopen, ‘Our Economy Will Be Gone Also’)
“So, economically Democrats are in heaven — they’re not with the medical side of this,” he insisted.
The Fox News host and American history writer wondered if the economics of the coronavirus panic moved American politics to the left.
“Makes you wonder: Hillary Clinton, known as the moderate on the democratic circles, and Joe Biden, known as a moderate on democratic circles, are agreeing on all these things. Does that show for the general election they’re going to be almost as left running against President [Donald] Trump as Bernie Sanders?” (RELATED: Joe Scarborough: Trump Is ‘Yapping Like An Authoritarian Wannabe’ When He Says He Will Decide When Economy Reopens)
Trump established an economic task force with a mandate of balancing public safety with economic survival.
Unemployment statistics released during the last week of April showed that about 9% of the U.S. population has sought unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 crisis.
According to the Department of Labor, 3.8 million more Americans indicated that they were unemployed during the last week of April. That puts the total unemployed at over 30 million people.
On March 16, Trump admitted that the U.S. economy “may be” headed for a recession.