“Most economists actually say we are not going to have a recession,” Trump told reporters in New Jersey on Sunday. “Most of them are saying we will not have a recession but the rest of the world is not doing well like we are doing.”
A recession does not appear to be an immediate danger in the US but signs of a global slowdown are sprouting up everywhere, hinting that Trump could face a more difficult political environment in 2020 than expected. A successful reelection race in the face of a sluggish economy would represent the biggest sales job of the former real estate mogul’s life and he would again rewrite the laws of political gravity.
As he begins a bid to define the economy and hedge against a recession, Trump is testing a searing, materialistic message to voters who might spurn him if tougher times arrive.
“Lowest unemployment ever within almost all categories. Poised for big growth after trade deals are completed. Import prices down, China eating Tariffs. Helping targeted Farmers from big Tariff money coming in. Great future for USA!” Trump tweeted. The…