Listen: Trump, China And Asia discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"What's more trump said that it would be good for the economy. No tariffs are attacks on american citizens dozens. They hurt american consumers and trump is now acknowledging that said to fail to recognize that trump is now switching his position on this would be dishonest. Trump pushed a ten percent tariff on some imports to december fifteenth excluded others from it entirely while facing mounting pressure from business and consumer groups over the harm they say the trade conflict is doing trump. Trump explained quote just in case they might have an impact on people. What we've done is delayed. It's that they won't be relevant for the christmas shopping season that is a full-scale like knowledge meant by trump that tariffs hurt american consumers trump is frustrated that negotiations failed. You yielded agreement. He said on august first the u._s. This would impose a ten percent tariff on three hundred billion dollars. Worth of chinese imports september first bound be an addition to a twenty five percent off already imposed on two hundred fifty billion dollars of chinese goods. Well trump painting himself into a corner. I mean there's that's really what happened here. Trump painted himself into a corner and now with the economy on the brink of a of a slowdown. This is put president trump in a very difficult position. It's put him in a position where if he takes a strong stand against china it couldn't fact damage his reelection prospects in a serious sway and so in a time when we should be ratcheting up the possibility of economic sanctions we're actually ratcheting down the possibility of economic sanctions whereas before when we should have been negotiating getting a trade deal we shouldn't have exited the trans-pacific partnership should have renegotiated it. It was a mistake to exit t._p._p. Which is a trade deal directed against the economic strength of china in asia the ep that that it was good for china's ally teepee was designed explicitly as a counterbalance to chinese infiltration economically in the region."