When asked by a reporter on Wednesday if he thought a recession was coming, Delaney expressed hope that it wasn't.
“I hope it’s not," Delaney responded. "You know, it feels like some Democrats are cheering on a recession because they want to stick it to Trump.”
He continued: “I don’t want a recession because I don’t want these workers in here to face a recession, but I worry that Trump’s policies are bringing one on."
When pressed on who he thought was cheering for a recession, the 2020 hopeful refused to "name names."
"I’m not going to name names, but you just get a sense, like my position is very clear, which is I hope a recession doesn’t happen," Delaney said.
"I just think that it's very important that we be clear as a party that we don't want a recession. His economic policies are bad. I think they're ultimately going to unwind, but I don't want that to happen. I mean, I'm an American. I want the country to do well."
He later told another reporter that he didn't say that members of his party were "actively hoping" for a recession.