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We have to get the new trade agreement when that happens then I think you see in others boost to economic growth sustained the cycle we're in for a number of years because you've got sick certainty basically in in the world economy about trade with the United States and and I'm actually confident the president is able to deliver on that it's taken time the Chinese basically called called him on it and said no we think you have to have an agreement in name but we don't have to give you any substantive concessions and trump called in on an audible I'm yeah I'm not going to sign an agreement that mean nothing in reality but that says we have an agreement there has to be a real concession China by the way is hurting worse than the United States now they're more patient they're a dictatorship they can last through the next election cycle but I think it's also possible they'll get to the point where they see it as a win win to me this part wife was would you say today that the United States is winning the trade war I think the fact that it's up on the table that China needs to consider basically accepting intellectual property rights changing some of their fundamental business model they're saying no right now but but in the end it's it's clearly on the table for something they're gonna have to concede something on that's a win so we're we're still in the middle of the back and forth on the negotiation there's no clear winner one way or the other but the the possibility of getting a very good trade agreement is still there you are the culture growth has been participating in a special election congressional action North Carolina it's coming up early next month and I was just wondering to what extent is that contest going to be a test of some these national issues that we've been discussing here and and to what extent given that this is a traditionally Republican seat is there pressure on the party to to win this the come next month to your second question I think there is tremendous pressure on the party to witness the Kevin McCarthy's laid out a plan to retake the majority if he loses this it's it's a clear signal that that's going to be in a much harder left going into the next year we are coordinating with what we do in the super pac with what his super PAC does the the main congressional one both at entities are aligned with we need to win the seat we like them bishop the candidate he's a strong fiscal conservative Macready the Democrat is actually very vulnerable even on on non partisan issues because he won't answer questions and it looks like he's hiding from sought his liberal views and the voters there are starting to sense that so I think in one way you know every election for Congress has a local element there is people who they like and don't like in there but this one is starting to become nationalized it's going to be will a trump supporter Republican be able to win the what should be a Republican seat against a Democrat who tries to distance himself from Nancy Pelosi tries to but has been overwhelming support from radical environmental groups that are aligned with some of the most in the new green deal with the most radical elements of their agenda so I think it's a test will a mainstream conservative Republican who supports the president win against a Democrat who claims not to be a socialist as everybody else but in reality is supported by the same forces you tend to get involved correct me if I'm wrong more often in open seats but you also haven't been afraid to to challenge Republicans in primaries right this your strategy change now the Democrats are in control of the house of representatives are you defending more seats are you attacking more seats at the White House yeah that's that's a very good insight we still kind of reserve that that if there ever publican is acting more like a Democrat and there's a good free market conservatives will challenge a sitting incumbent but what we looked at this race is the goal of getting more pro growth candidates into the Republican conference so we started with open seats where there were Republican retirees and what about the normal phase for that we've identified some really good potential candidates there then we looked at democratic states where Democrats one but trump had carried the district that's a great challenge of race right because the the turnout will be more balanced and a Republican has a chance to win so will engage in the primary to get a pro growth candidate a good one who can carry that and we have had to be on the defensive and a couple races you know the Democrats have their target list of sitting Republicans that they think are still vulnerable one of them that we is a great candidate we think is going to win but he is going to be a tough race is Scott Perry in Pennsylvania so we've got a mix of all of those are one of my favorite races is gonna be the Virginia seven for Dave Pratt loss Democrats have a strong incumbent at we've identified a very strong potential candidate there Nick Freda's and believe that it could be a bellwether of whether Republicans can in fact that the majority back who are some Republicans that you think are acting more like Democrats it will you you look at some of them are retiring that one of them is the least defining who who's been put in charge of recruiting but you look at her voting record and she'll lines much more closely with the Democrats in Congress than with the majority of the Republican conference choose a likable person people and in the conference like her but her voting record really is not that strong in terms of record any put out a a scorecard on members of Congress Justin Amash independent is somebody who has a ninety nine percent record with the club for growth on on the things that you score are you gonna be supporting him and in twenty twenty yes and you're right Justin has a great record on our economic issues he basically made a political misstep in calling for president impeachment I think he's wrong on the merits on that but also that means I don't think he's a viable candidate in that so we we look for ideology are they committed to pro growth agenda and are they electable this is news makers on C-SPAN radio the guest is David McIntosh president of the club for growth we have five minutes left in our interview president trump held a rally this past week in New Hampshire you talked up the potential a Senate candidacy of his former aide Corey Lewin douse the and I was wondering Corey Lewandowski enter that Centereach New Hampshire does he represent the kind of candid of the club for growth would support we haven't met with Korean and and we're going to and we'll find out after that interview I'd like to see what he's going to campaign on is it going to be fiscal conservative issues or is it going to be some of the social issues that we don't engage in one of the things that I find appealing about that is it would put the Democrats on defense in a Senate race everybody assumed was not going to be a race this year as when you think about it's always better to be on offense and defense and potentially Corey could achieve that up in New Hampshire if I could you give me one sentence their question it that will ask you put on your other hat York a co founder of the federalist society what is the mix here of economic issues social issues the Supreme Court was a very animating force in president trump's election the first time around he put out a list of these are the kinds of Supreme Court justices I'm going to nominate is this still this reelection effort can that issue still propel his face to the polls or do you need to make the the economic argument that you've been making for us today right so the conventional wisdom is that if the economy strong the president be reelected right and that that is there is data going way back for a couple of decades multiple decades that that's the case so the economic issues always really significant important in the election but your point is a good one the court became a symbol on a lot of the social issues of because the court had driven issues on marriage issues on life that those the ones we don't engage in and the club for growth but I think president trump successfully harnessed that conservative momentum by taking really good potential justices and campaigning on that I see that happening again I I would project that one he'll want to make that another issue plus I suspect the Democrats will want to make a better view a central part of the campaign given what happened on on the last Supreme Court nomination where you saw a very stark divide between the parties not about competence and it ended up being about a character assassination but in the end I think the Democrats justified character assassination because they didn't want the principle of the conservative justice on the court is saying that well show issues or or what kind of of business this it what kind of business this is from a member of a group or we do engage on on confirmations because they're a lot of business decisions are at stake regulating the internet right in the in the court's going to decide to set up and use of government power to nationalize industries which some of the Democrats are calling for the those could be brokered a decided by the Supreme Court it goes beyond social issues and then it's also about on this who decides in our system do we want to have a constitutional system we've had where decisions certain are mostly done in the elected branches and the court you know as this Chief Justice says coal strike some walls word to want to go what the Democrats in the past of one it is a court that acts more like a super legislature to enact progressive socialist whatever you want labeling wanted to legislation that isn't doesn't have a majority support that's really what the court comes down to who are we gonna have separation of powers and a constitutional government that limits what the court does or do we go back Dore gold towards an era where the court becomes this super legislature that's insulated from politics conservatives overgrowth federal society strongly believe the role of the court is limited to interpreting the laws and not making it if there's an opening on the Supreme Court next year should Mitch McConnell moved to fill any sort of vacancy with the presence of nomination yes absolutely if the if the president has an opportunity to fill that vacancy he should do it pick a strong nominee and the Senate should do its work to confirm that for me one more question each even involved in the concert of moving for some time one of the most prominent conservative groups the NRA has been going through a lot of turmoil recently and I was just wondering I know you're on the outside of this but do you believe there needs to be a shake up at the NRA and how much trouble in what is the future of the NRA at this point you know the the entering stands for a value that is central to conservatism right it's the second amendment but fidelity to constitutional liberties and freedom I think they're going to get through this season and emerge as a very strong organization certainly from the outside I wouldn't want to be suggesting what they do or how they do it that that's something that's up to them they're bored the president but I have confidence they'll be able to get through that and and be a very strong organization one issue we haven't that's our talk about is immigration which I know is in a sort of core issue for the club for growth but conservatives have in the past it especially economic answers conservatives business oriented Republicans have wanted you know strong immigration to to help feel the labor pool where do you.

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