Well he's just made a statement without giving a decent explanation. We can all do that. Europes economy isn't really any worse than the US.
I could have said the opposite two weeks ago, the US was suffering more than us. Everyone in the west is being hit at the moment, even China affected. They are being hit hard from recent events, factories closing every week and exportation slowing dramatically.
The USD is a lot stronger on the pound compared to 2 weeks ago but that helps our export market. It's not a bad thing.