Stock market crashed in early 2020. I didn’t need popular media to tell me that. Gasoline was down to $1.18/gallon and oil below $40/barrel due to crashed demand. Steel prices greatly increased in 2018 as a result of tariffs. My brother in law’s fabrication business that previously was profitable went underwater at that time because his sales declined to reflect the higher prices. And many farms plowed under soybean crops due to China no longer buying in retaliation for tariffs.You need to go back and look at the charts to see where the economy was. Even with the Covid dip, the economy was on the upswing until Nov 2020. I get it ... that's a lot of trouble to find out you are wrong. .
Almost everything in the popular media was a lie for the past few years. It's coming out ... just slowly.