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.

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Devonne Marcove says:

    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!!!

  • TheBossLadyEmpire Karen Taylor Gowen Staggs says:

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Kimberly Evans says:

    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.

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

  • 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🇺🇸

  • The Black Sayian says:

    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 .

  • 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.

  • Even if there's a recession I'd rather go through it fighting China for a good deal than because of greedy Democrat laws!! WE DO THIS FOR EACH OTHER

  • FAUX NEWS shills at it again.

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

  • 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.

  • 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 !

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

  • James Gillmore says:

    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.

  • 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.

  • Gleaming Circuits says:

    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.

  • Mehteh Oreamnos says:

    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.

  • Hamilton Jet Sport Association says:

    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

  • 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!

  • looks like this girl is looking for something on Trump these insinuating guestions she is asking but he is giving good

  • OSFCG998 osfcg998 says:

    Notice how Fox interviewer is leading the questions and keeps asking the same question until she gets the answer she is looking for. Can you trust POTUS to successfully lead our economy into safer grounds. She should be asking the President those questions. It's like watching, The View. This is Fox's Fake News section.

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

  • A little less cheap consumerism will up the quality and reduce the increasing mounds of waste….there is always a price to pay with any disposable metality.ironically reconditioned Levis jeans made in the USA are sought for more than cheap copies.

  • Sherri Stewart says:

    Who is this naive girl? She needs to grow up! maybe read some books! maybe OBSERVE how the President as already accomplished the IMPOSSIBLE! She might get a CLUE that he's probably a LOT smarter than she is! She probably hasn't figured out that her PARENTS know more than she does! What a bonehead! NOT ready for prime time!

  • DONALD TRUMP IS A MENTALLY DERANGED PERSON WHO ALSO HAPPENS TO BE A COMPULSIVE LIAR …..HE ALSO SAID HE HAD SECOND THOUGHTS ON ATTACKING IRAN BECAUSE HE FEARED MANY PEOPLE WOULD DIE….DOES A PSYCHOPATH CARE IF BABIES DIE????? THE ANSWER IS NO…THE ONLY REASON HE DID NOT ATTACK IRAN IS BECAUSE HE FEARS IRAN AND ALSO FEARED LOSING IN 2020 ELECTIONS

  • STUPID WHITES SHOULD KNOW THAT THE REASON WHY CHINA IS AHEAD WHILE AMERICA IS DECLINING IS BECAUSE YOU WERE DUPED INTO SUPPORTING FOREIGN WARS THAT YOU NEVER WON ANYWAY BUT ENDED UP SPENDING BILLIONS ..CHINA WAS BUSY BUILDING STUFF AND SIGNING TRADE DEALS WHILE STUPID AMERICANS WERE BOMBING IRAQ….BLOWING CASH ON KILLING WOMEN AND CHILDREN

  • keng ming roland choo says:

    Yes, please move all production back to US and start production at a unit cost of a minimum 3x or higher n serve only a 300 million population market. Will see long your industries can last n how much losses it could sustain. Cheers.

  • WHILE CHINA HAS BEEN TRADING AND BUILDING FAST SPEED RAIL TRANSPORT NETWORKS AND HIGHWAYS ….AMERICA WAS BUSY DROPPING BOMBS ON IRAQ , LIBYA . YEMEN, SYRIA, AFGHANISTAN CHEERED BY FOX NEWS…NOW DUMB LEADERS LIKE TRUMP ARE DUPING VULNERABLE WHITE PEOPLE THAT CHINA AND MEXICO ARE THE PROBLEMS ….JUST ONE CRUISE MISSILE IS WORTH THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS AND THEY DROPPED MANY

  • The Dread Pirate Wesley says:

    The comments seem to be hating on the reporter .. It's not a liberal bias to ask hard questions. She's doing what a journalist is supposed to do.

  • AMERICA HAS SPENT TRILLIONS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN TO FIGHT TERRORISTS …..INTERESTINGLY COUNTRIES LIKE CHINA THAT SPENT NOTHING THERE ARE REAPING ECONOMIC BENEFITS …WHY BLAME CHINA? AMERICANS LOVE BLOWING THINGS WHILE CHINA LOVES BUILDING STUFF

  • Why can't he just say this himself. He speaks like a 3rd grader. Yeah I might have second thoughts. Use your words!😂😂😂

  • Perhaps the US voters have second thoughts (regrets) about electing Trump to be the President, more so for 2020 election but China hopes he will get elected cos, he will cause more havoc to the US interest.

  • CrazyLegsMcGee says:

    Fix the trade already! This admissions is implementing socialism. Taking our hard earned tax dollars to bailout the farmers. China already is buying from other markets. We lost that market. Stop the bailouts. I'm tired of paying for other people's welfare.

  • Does this gal know this is an interview not a debate? Every answer he gives her she wants to argue. So why not tell him to shut up and she can answer the questions? These so called

    News Show Hosts all act like prosecutors cross examining their Guest. An investigating reporter is one thing. But to call the guy everything short of a liar is just rude and bad manners. Ask someone to come on for an Interview then badger them because you don't like his answers. Then don't ask your baited questions.

  • Hispanics our Salvation says:

    The pathological-liars at Fox News know their viewers are rabid-dogs that do not apply any discernment of the propaganda they are being fed. And know that the IPCC's conclusions are correct. But because "WASP-skin" is a disease. Fox will not allow this sentence to post in English. "Tenemos 12 años para limitar todas las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero."

  • FOX NEWS is slowing moving to the side of cnn and that ilk. FOX NEWS subtly loves to move and perpetuate gossip and fake news. I find myself watching them less and less.

  • Jewish meaning of
    YAEL
    "Mountain goat"
    The youthful beauty that will become an
    OLD GOAT!
    COULD YOU SERIOUSLY NOT PICK A BETTER NAME FOR IVANKA!!!
    Names are meaningful in the Bible. The first half is all Jewish.
    Q

  • Who in the hell is this anti-Trump bee-itch? FOX is clearly morphing into CNN before our very eyes. I guarantee within two years you won't be able to tell the difference. Now there are literally 'zero' so called conservative news channels worth watching….they are all owned and controlled by globalist corporations.

  • Can't stand this assumptive disgrace for a news person. What is he telling the American People publicly different than he's telling the leaders? Shut up lying snake you need to be fired.

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