Thereʻs a general view on the right that believes that “the economy” is separate from “the people“.
Thatʻs how they can cheer a rising stock market even though wages are stagnant. Or they can rush to raise stock prices even if it means sacrificing peopleʻs health and lives.
Liberals donʻt believe thereʻs a difference between “the economy” and “people”. In liberal views, if people donʻt benefit – if wages donʻt go up with productivity, if houses arenʻt affordable, if medical bankruptcies are rising, if school debt is crushing, if lives are lost – then the economy is failing.
Lives must be lost so “the economy” can recover: this isnʻt Trump talking – this is the Republican Party and the conservative right-wing talking, and it has been the Republican position at least since Reagan in 1980.