Listen: America, China And Salesman discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"At what's happening around the world the unrest in china g._d._p. Numbers in germany are terrible. So this global slowdown compared to the uncertainty. Everybody likes to know what the path as well and so this goes also. What is this sort of buffer for his trade policies in other words if things are generally better here for whatever reason does that give him more insulation to play around and if things get worse. Do you think americans whether they're really read up on the economy or not. Will they say wait a minute. Why are we picking fights with china in the first place. Well what's happening right now. Americans are going to start to see that. The president has been selling a lot when it comes to how great the economy is remember business. Sentiment consumer sentiment has gone up. That's how do we feel about it because he's a tremendous salesman but now we're saying what do we actually have and while we're so scared like this the example i would give if you're gonna put a swimming pool in your backyard this spring but now you're afraid there's going to be terrible. Storms all winter and you might need to replace your roof or your windows. You're not going to buy that swimming pool right now. We have absolutely no idea yesterday the president i said i'm going to hold off on tariffs. He proved to the world that china is not paying for the tariffs. America is downgraded slip and slide. You might any also postponed postponed. You might earn out of the ground pool. He post on the tariffs when china didn't even ask him to so the president blinks well. China has a weaker degree. That's a great point <hes> michael. I wanna bring you in as we look at this and slip inside you remember those they're fun and they're they are pretty affordable. The older you get when you run and slide anything can happen professor. This all comes amidst this other economic discussion in which is donald trump claiming through these policies. Oh you know we've got to deal with these immigrants. As if they're getting so much i want to fact check and then go to your analysis. The fact check is undocumented. Undocumented immigrants aren't eligible for social security. The majority of the tax payer funded programs with you. Call them welfare programs or you call them. The public benefits people pay into don't go to them and then you look at what they pay into immigrants when you take it all together paid over three hundred billion all in on taxes in one of the last years we have twenty fourteen <hes>. Why is it so important to donald trump not only to go after immigrants something you've talked about but also to miss leader lie and leave people the impression that this is somehow an economic gloss for america. I mean this is the ultimate example of self defeating behavior look he. He can't make the chinese do what he claimed. They were going to do in terms of tariffs. He can't make the mexicans to build the wall. He can't make the republicans behave correctly. The"