Chuck Schumer said the last thing about Donald Trump that anyone ever expected
Chuck Schumer’s mission these last two years has been to make Donald Trump a one-term President.
That meant Democrats had to deny Trump every victory they could.
But when the smoke cleared, Chuck Schumer said the one thing about Donald Trump that no one expected.
Donald Trump campaigned on getting tough on China in trade.
The President believes bad trade deals allowed the Chinese to gut American industry and destroy the middle class.
He’s worked to renegotiate America’s trade imbalance with China, but Chinese government officials are threatening to walk away from the terms of a possible deal that they have already agreed to.
So the President announced 25 percent tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.
Trump declared that “For 10 months, China has been paying Tariffs to the USA of 25% on 50 Billion Dollars of High Tech, and 10% on 200 Billion Dollars of other goods. These payments are partially responsible for our great economic results. The 10% will go up to 25% on Friday. 325 Billions Dollars of additional goods sent to us by China remain untaxed, but will be shortly, at a rate of 25%. The Tariffs paid to the USA have had little impact on product cost, mostly borne by China. The Trade Deal with China continues, but too slowly, as they attempt to renegotiate. No!”
And much to everyone’s surprise, Chuck Schumer supporter Trump’s tariffs.
Schumer tweeted in response to the President, “Hang tough on China, President @realDonaldTrump. Don’t back down. Strength is the only way to win with China.”
Hang tough on China, President @realDonaldTrump. Don’t back down.
Strength is the only way to win with China. https://t.co/pZqeR346ov
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) May 5, 2019
Trump’s stance on trade helped him carry the industrial Midwest states – like Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin – that had eluded Republican Presidential candidates for a generation.
Sticking to his guns on trade and cracking down on China could help the President keep those states in his column in 2020.