During the latest edition of Justice with Jeanine, Fox News host Jeanine Pirro and fellow Fox News personality Dan Bongino praised the “animal spirits” that have boosted the economy under President Donald Trump and accused the American media of trying to crash Trump’s economy, Mediaite reports.
Pirro complained the New York Times is trying to destroy the American economy in order to take down Trump down.
“Russia didn’t work. Racism thing isn’t working. Now they are on the recession,” she said.
“They are pushing on recession with no evidence of that either,” Bongino agreed, suggesting that the newspaper is now a “tabloid” magazine.
Pirro then suggested that the economy took off thanks to the optimism caused by Trump winning the presidency, a psychological phenomenon she described as “animal instinct.”
“There is something called animal instinct that kicked in in the economy when the president was elected,” the host claimed.
“Everybody started realizing the economy is going to get better. When people like the New York Times keep talking about recession. Everybody instinctively starts to pull back and [the Times] can almost make it a self-fulfilling prophecy,” she added.
“You are right, it’s called animal spirits. You’re absolutely right, and the animal spirits are real,” Bongino added. “Economics, the allocation of scarce resources, has a psychological component. People consume and spend the wealth effect when they feel like they are doing okay. When the ‘New York Slimes’ and other outlets are sitting there telling people the hottest economy in the world is garbage, you’re not wrong by saying there’s a deep sociological, psychological effect on people.”
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) August 25, 2019