Starting his Friday show on Fox News, host Shep Smith quickly went after President Donald Trump for starting a trade war with China via tariffs and then boasting on Twitter that it is the Chinese being hurt by them when it is American consumers.
Getting right to the point, Smith said, “The Trump Administration at midnight last night hiked tariffs on more than $200 billion of Chinese products. Up from 10% to 25%. Remember, a tariff is essentially a tax. The importer pays the tax and can pass it on to the buyer in America or absorb it. Of course, eventually we all pay in higher prices.”
“China could go light and raise tariffs on American products that are already targets, but might it also tax or ban say U.S. soybeans, which would be crushing for American farmers,” he added.. “Soybeans would be crushing for American farmers. Or might China escalate by hitting some of America’s biggest brands like Apple. Imagine no iPhones for 1.2 billion Chinese customers and what that might do to the markets and broader economy. The next move is China’s.”
“Today another round of trade talks in Washington ended with no deal and President Trump says he’s in no rush,” he added with disdain before pointing out how wrong Trump is about how tariffs work.
“The Wall Street Journal reports you could pay more for honey, mushrooms and fruit and clothing, handbags, laptops and mobile phones and furniture — all of that,” he explained. ” And toilet paper, soap, pet food, lamps, air conditioners — just in time for the summer.”
“Prices are going up — President Trump defending his decision to impose more tariffs tweeting there’s absolutely no need to rush,” he charged. “Except that, as reported, prices of Chinese goods in America are going up and American farmers and producers will suffer. If the trade war drags on, the economy will be affected.”
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Sondland used WhatsApp to communicate with Ukraine — and won’t turn over the messages: report
Ambassador Gordon Sondland used WhatsApp to send encrypted messages to a top Ukranian official, The Washington Post reported Saturday.
The communication occurred with Andriy Yermak, a top aide to President Volodymr Zelensky, when Sondland was in Kyiv, the newspaper reported.
"Sondland was also texting back and forth on WhatsApp with Yermak throughout the trip, and had been communicating with other Ukrainian officials over the messaging app in the preceding and subsequent months, according to people familiar with his interactions," The Post reported.
Jeanine Pirro pushes conspiracy theory 2016 election interference ‘apparently’ started in Ukraine
The United States intelligence community is united in the conclusion that it was Russia that interred in America's 2016 presidential election.
But Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro said that 2016 election interference "apparently" started in Ukraine.
The conspiracy theory underlying the false claim resulted in President Donald Trump seeking foreign election interference from Ukraine, the scandal at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.
Pirro also said Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Geoge Kent is a "bozo."
Video of Pirro's opening was posted on Twitter by President Donald Trump:
WATCH: Pete Buttigieg surges to first place in ‘gold standard’ poll of Iowa caucuses
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg surged in a poll of Iowa released Saturday night.
The poll, by Des Moines Register, CNN and Mediacom, showed major movement in the race.
"Since September, Buttigieg has risen 16 percentage points among Iowa’s likely Democratic caucusgoers, with 25% now saying he is their first choice for president. For the first time in the Register’s Iowa Poll, he bests rivals Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who are now clustered in competition for second place and about 10 percentage points behind the South Bend, Indiana, mayor," the newspaper reported.