White House clarifies Trump’s ‘second thoughts’ on China trade war

White House clarifies Trump’s ‘second thoughts’ on China trade war


>> GILLIAN: IT IS DAY 2 OF THE G7 SUMMIT IN FRANCE AND DURING A BILATERAL MEETING WITH THE UK PRESIDENT TRUMP HINTED THAT HE MAY HAVE HAD SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT ESCALATING THE TRADE WAR WITH CHINA, JUST A SHORT TIME AGO SENIOR WHITE HOUSE POLICY ADVISOR STEVEN MILLER JOINED US ON THIS PROGRAM, OFFERED A CLARIFICATION.>> THE ONLY SECOND THOUGHTS THE PRESIDENT WAS HAVING WAS WHETHER TO BE EVEN TOUGHER AND MORE AGGRESSIVE WITH THE TARIFF SCHEDULE ON CHINA, AND I’VE SPOKEN TO THE PRESIDENT ABOUT THIS THIS MORNING, AND HIS COMES STRAIGHT FROM HIM WHEN I TELL YOU THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS SAYING MAYBE WE SHOULD HAVE GONE EVEN TOUGHER ON CHINA.>> GILLIAN: FOR FOR, WE TURN TO THE RESEARCH FELLOW JAMES ROBERTS. JAMES ARE YOU BUYING WHAT STEVEN MILLER AND OTHERS AT THE WHITE HOUSE INCLUDING LARRY KUDLOW THIS MORNING, TREASURY SECRETARY STEVEN MNUCHIN, ARE YOU BUYING WHAT THEY ARE SELLING?>> WELL YEAH CHINA IS THE MAJOR FACTOR ON THE WORLD STAGE THAT HAS UPENDED THE GLOBAL TRADING SYSTEM AND LED TO A LOT OF THESE PROBLEMS THE G7 LEADERS ARE GRAPPLING WITH. THEY HAVE BEEN ENGAGED IN PREDATORY BEHAVIOR, THEY’VE GAM ED THE SYSTEM.>> GILLIAN: BUT WHAT DO YOU THINK PRESIDENT TRUMP MEANT WHEN HE SAID YES, I’VE HAD SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS?>> WELL HE MAY HAVE BEEN THINKING MORE ABOUT GETTING RID OF TARIFFS WITHIN THE G7. THESE ARE OUR FRIENDS, AND CLEARLY, THEY ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY THAT THE U.S. AND JAPAN HAVE AGREED TO NOT GO FORWARD WITH TARIFFS. MAYBE HE WAS THINKING, YES, MAYBE OF THE RIGHT DEAL COMES ALONG WE WON’T IMPOSE MORE TARIFFS ON THE GERMAN AUTOS OR IF WE CAN GET THE FRENCH TO ROLLBACK THIS TAX ON THE AMERICAN SILICON VALLEY COMPANIES, WE COULD AVERT PUTTING TARIFFS ON FRENCH WINE. IT’S HARD TO SAY BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS ON THE TABLE.>> GILLIAN: BUT SO PRESIDENT TRUMP MAY BE THE PUBLIC POSTUR ING IS SO TOUGH AND AGGRESSIVE WHEN IT COMES TO TARIFFS. DO YOU THINK PRIVATELY HE’S THINKING A LITTLE BIT MORE LIKE A DIPLOMAT?>> I THINK THIS IS THE MASTER OF THE ART OF THE DEAL AND I THINK HE HAS A STRATEGY IN PLACE I DON’T THINK HE WANTS TO SEE A TARIFF WAR WITH EUROPE WITH OUR FRIENDS. HE’D CLEARLY ALREADY MADE A DEAL WITH THE JAPANNED HE’S GOING TO MAKE A DEAL I THINK WITH BORIS JOHNSON, ONCE BREXIT HAPPENS, GET A U.S. /UK FREE-TRADE AGREEMENT OUT OF THAT AND I HOPE HE’S SAYING PRIVATELY TO THE FRENCH AND GERMANS AND OTHER LEADERS LOOK, WE NEED TO SCALE BACK ALL OF THIS TALK AND FOCUS ON ECONOMIC FREEDOM AND OUR HERITAGE FOUNDATION, AND THE U.S. , CANADA AND UK, ARE WAY AHEAD OF FRANCE, GERMANY AND ITALY.>> GILLIAN: BUT EVEN IF THE PRESIDENT IS STRIKING THAT TONE WITH FRANCE AND GERMANY BEHIND CLOSED DOORS PUBLICLY, HE’S SAYING GERMAN AUTO TARIFFS, FRENCH WINE TARIFFS, WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE?>> I THINK THESE ARE NEGOTIAT ING TACTICS REALLY AND THERE ARE IRRITANTS.>> GILLIAN: BUT CAN THEY TRUST WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS TELLING THEM BEHIND CLOSED DOORS WHEN HE’S TELLING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE PUBLICLY IS SO DIFFERENT IS MY QUESTION.>> WELL I THINK ALL POLITICIANS ARE SKILLED AT TALKING OUT OF BOTH SIDES OF THEIR MOUTHS AND I THINK –>> GILLIAN: NOT ALL OF THEM.>> MAYBE NOT ALL OF THEM, BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY THE G7 COUNTRIES HAVE BEEN ALLIED. THEY WERE ALLIED AGAINST THE SOVIET UNION IN THE 70S THAT’S WHEN IT STARTED IT WAS AN ECONOMIC POLICY COORDINATION GROUP NOW WE HAVE THE COMMON THREAT OF CHINA THAT THESE COUNTRIES ARE ALSO SEEING. I THINK PRIVATELY THEY ARE PROBABLY GLAD THAT THE UNITED STATES UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINITRATION HAS TAKEN A FORCEFUL LEAD TO PUSHBACK AGAINST CHINA.>> GILLIAN: BUT THEY’RE MAYBE NOT SO GLAD THAT THE UNITED STATES IS NOW GOING THROUGH A TRADE WAR THAT SOME ECONOMIC PREDICTORS ARE SAYING MAY LEAD US INTO A RECESSION IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS.>> I THINK THE RECESSION FEARS ARE OVERBLOWN. I THINK THE UNITED STATES ECONOMY IS STILL VERY STRONG REALLY IT DOESN’T DEPEND THAT MUCH ON FOREIGN TRADE. CERTAINLY THESE TARIFFS ARE STARTING TO HIT PRODUCERS BUT NOT REALLY CONSUMERS IN THE POCKETBOOK YET. IT WOULD BE GOOD IF THEY COULD COME TO A DEAL, BUT THE ONLY WAY TO DO THAT IS TO I THINK PURSUE THESE TOUGH STRATEGIES THEN. THAT’S WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DOING.

100 Replies to “White House clarifies Trump’s ‘second thoughts’ on China trade war

  1. What happened to ‘healthcare for all and way cheaper’?! Trumptards have pretty short memories….. 😅😂🤣

  2. Pay no attention to the establishment politicians and MSM pundits – they have been consistently totally wrong for 30 years now. President Trump is the first president to address that huge sucking sound of foreign countries bleeding the US of its wealth. God speed Mr. President !

  3. Asking Trump to be "diplomatic" is asking him throw Americans under the bus…again.
    😸: "We'll all raise our tariffs and you Americans can just swallow it".

  4. Off topic….greatest movie ever produced…..”OverComer”…..there not enough money in the world to buy what this movie has to offer!

  5. Trumptard lackey thinks Trump will all of a sudden make deals at the summit. What a twat! There are no deals with Japan and UK.

  6. Stop buying yellow perils products such as mobile phones, television sets, tablets, etc. You get trapped because you buy those.

  7. my neighbor is chasing us with radiations and electric shock and everything coming from his house from the bottom up 😢😢

  8. Report on the actual news, the religious fundamentalist Hindus aka Bjp are doing in India and to Kashmir! Then coming here with their H1B1 visas.

  9. Thinking like a diplomat is why the US middle class has suffered.
    President trump should not change one bit

  10. I am SO tired of pundits and media (both sides) speculating and second guessing our President!! Sighhhhhh…. These Barbies and Kens in front of the cameras usually don't know diddly! And they try to sound so knowledgeable amd wise when they ask their questions and raise their doubts!!

  11. He hast to stick with it there hasn’t been a president like this ever the only way this is ever going to work as we have to stand behind him and with the China has been taken advantage of us the whole time every time they say oh we’re not gonna do that I turn right around and do it and yes they are a threat to this up-and-coming election and the Democrats are the problem they are fools thinking that it’s Russia Russia Russia as China China is a danger to all of us if not militarily it is because they steal our property right from underneath it and if Bernie Sanders or somebody like that gets in there God help us we cannot fight a war with wind power and less it’s out of Bernie Sanders mouth

  12. Baby boomers prostituted our country to corporations and lobbying interests under the guise capitalism and received the promise of trickle down economics.

  13. Since Barry Obama bent over and let China dominate him (and America), it's nice to see someone like Trump that stands up to Chinese aggression.

  14. Who cares that he said he had second thoughts. Most people do. Don't you ask yourself sometimes if maybe you should try a different approach to a problem but then say, "Nope, I did it right". I hate RINO's and I hate that everything our POTUS says is dissected and twisted!

  15. Americans need to stop buying products made in China we need demand that products be made in the USA and or other countries that are not communist we got the power people

  16. MSM talking heads, making mega salaries just to stir up rumors, lies, strife & division. And on the World stage, no less. Warped.
    My guess, is that the author of, The Art of The Deal, probably knows how to handle this. He also doesn't strike me as one who second guesses himself, or regrets much.

  17. If we can cut trade deficits by half and federal spending by 30% and stop borrowing, we'll be on a good path to paying of the public debt. Think for a moment that every man, woman, and child alive today has about $70,000 of debt, and every child born will by virtue of birth have the same $70,000 debt. Then think about that not being the case. If you thought student loans were bad, think about that $70,000 debt.

  18. WHY DID FOX NEWS NOT REPORT THAT THE AMAZON RAINFOREST HAS BEEN ON FIRE FOR THE LAST 3 WEEKS?? THAT HAS GLOBAL IMPACT AND IS BIG BIG NEWS! I DESPISE FOX NEWS AND THE WALLSTREET JOURNAL. NEITHER OF THEM REPORTED ANYTHING ABOUT THE AMAZON BURNING DOWN. YOU SUCK, FOX NEWS!!!

  19. I've finally made it here. It is Karen & Joey. I am TheBossLadyInc ™ ✓@ TheBossLadyEmpire ™✓
    And I am not a technical woman I don't know why my phone gets to be the funky one. Really I don't know.

  20. The only Fox news host I dislike more than Shep Smith is his ex CIA LADY. SHE REALLY IS EX CIA AND STATE DEPT.. Many former 'Administratove State: people go on to work for Fox.

  21. Lady, It's not the "public posturing" being tough on the presidents decisions for tariffs. It is clearly the fake news attempting to poo-poo every step that Trump takes. There are too many armchair quarterbacks who want to second guess this president every time the wind billows the sails.Lay off and let him do his best.

  22. There's no reason for anyone to impose tariffs. Free trade among everyone, but countries like China and Russia only makes sense. Unless a country is subsidizing certain industries.

  23. China is like the Super Walmart that came into town and shut down all the mom and pops and President Trump is like enough is enough! He will bring mom and pop back home and have greater Alliance with countries who actually like us!

  24. What is the alternative? We have to stand up to China, we can't allow them to continue to lie, cheat and steal from us. Trump isn't saying he doesn't want trade, he's saying he wants FAIR trade. Liberals don't understand that. We can't keep allowing China to continue unfair trade practices that are crushing us. I'm glad Trump has a backbone, previous administrations are responsible for this mess, Trump is trying to clean it up.

  25. What the hell is Fox doing?? They are clearly turning on Trump and the American people. It makes me sick. CANT TRUST FOX!!!

  26. Soon as The Federal ☠️Reserve lowers the interest rate 3/4 points as Trump has said he wants Powell to do US will bounce back like rubber ball being dropped from the top of Trump Tower ✨MAGA🇺🇸

  27. Lolololol dude come on now fox CNN reported you guys have barely any coverage on the trip to the G7 summit and they were right .

  28. Fox is slowly turning on 45. It’s not just on the weekend. I’m ok with it tho. I really want the president questioned. I just don’t want people lying. Tough questions are good. The way the media creates stories and just shows blatant hate is annoying.

  29. Even if there's a recession I'd rather love through it fighting China than because of greedy Democrat laws!! WE DO THIS FOR EACH OTHER

  30. FAUX NEWS shills at it again.

    Wish Hanity, Judge Jeanine, Tucker and a couple others would leave Faux and start their own gig.

  31. This woman seems determined to use the Negative Trump narrative. Making more out of a comment than needs to be made. This NEEDED to be done re China and Trade agreement, all these snowflakes need to just accept that and realize for once something IS being done. Now calm Down, Its not the end of the world. Short term stagnantcy for Long term prosperity is what its about, sadly all the Dems and haters want instant Results. Idiots.

  32. He said "I have second thoughts about EVERYTHING", a quip, sarcasm, a FU to the idiot who ask the question. Get a sense of perspective FFS !

  33. Yea these fake news idiots will be yelling boycott China and stop all imports soon as China hammers those Taiwan protestors with their military.

  34. lets all be honest here DJ Trump is standing up to china and all of those against it are sell outs who are heavily invested in china's markets. China is gearing up for war and we have to hit their pockets hard to weaken them before hand. they are aggressively expanding in the pacific region and pushing heavily on their neighbors. china is probably going to slaughter millions in hong kong and potentially spark a huge war. so lets keep the reality obvious and be on high alert of upcoming unrest world wide.

  35. Honest question for people here…. do you hate Democrats so much that you would rather see our country burn then vote for them? The farmers out there are seeing the results of Trump, so are the steel workers now with all these tariffs. Why continue to vote for the same thing….? It does not appear to be working for you.

  36. Anybody who actually watched the clip clearly knows he was being glib with the fake news media when asked the question. Just like when everyone got triggered when he said sarcastically that he was the chosen one to take on China. Trump lives rent free in the tiny brains of "journalists". He plays them like a fiddle.

  37. Why is the media making a big deal about this? It's such a non matter, but they hate Trump that much that they have to create some type of bad news.

  38. PRESIDENT TRUMP IS A FRIGGIN GENIUS! HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HE IS DOING. The maestro is pulling the stings and he is a troll master and a chess master. Very stable genius.

  39. I'd have second thoughts too if faced with the issue of having lost American farmers a market of 1,403,000,000 people…

  40. What's the Drama? Are the media attempting to distort the Trumps thought process? Seems they want to create a talking point. Listen to this Cow being obstructive

  41. It's all about spending!!! l (Tax cuts) you …… Take a look at the last 4 decades about who is spending the most… and which direction the economy is going!

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