Trump Will Keep Tariffs Against China for Second Term

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

(TheConservativeNews.org) – Donald Trump hasn’t made a secret out of his views on China over the last number of months (or at any point during his presidency, really). For example, he has repeatedly stressed his view that China is to blame for the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday, October 9, the president doubled down on this when he stated he would maintain current trade tariffs with China if he wins re-election.

Promoting Economic Stability & Growth

During an interview with Fox News, Trump stated he would use Chinese tariffs to bolster our economy. He cited the billions of dollars America has already gained from the tariffs, much of which has gone toward farming subsidies.

The US has been imposing trade tariffs on Chinese imports since March 2018. The Trump administration first put the levies in place due to a perceived Chinese theft of American intellectual property. Despite a World Trade Organization ruling earlier this year that Trump’s tariffs violate international trade law, the president is keen to persist with them.

The Necessity of a Firm Stance

In fact, the Trump administration used the WTO ruling as an illustration of exactly why the tariffs are necessary. After the decision, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer claimed China was engaging in harmful practices in defiance of the WTO, and that unilateral action was the only option.

This story is particularly pertinent in the context of next month’s election. President Trump has repeatedly stated his opponent Joe Biden will adopt a much softer approach to China if he takes the presidency. Given Biden’s failure to effectively dispute this, we can only assume it is indeed the case.

This is an excellent example of President Trump’s no-nonsense attitude to protecting America’s interests. While other leaders, both here and abroad, are afraid to challenge China’s actions, he has never shied away from highlighting their wrongdoing. Should Joe Biden get elected this November, China is very unlikely to face such strong American opposition in the future.

Copyright 2020, TheConservativeNews.org

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Latest news

Hillary Clinton’s Involvement Confirmed…

(TheConservativeNews.org) - Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager testified Friday that the then, Democratic presidential nominee personally approved spreading material that claimed the...
- Advertisement -

Sen. Josh Hawley Obliterates Biden’s Energy Secretary…

(TheConservativeNews.org) - On Thursday, Sen. Josh Hawley blasted Biden's Energy Secretary for blaming high gas prices on Putin. As gas prices...

Clinton Campaign Lawyer Lied To FBI…

(TheConservativeNews.org) - Special Counsel John Durham’s team in its opening argument Tuesday alleged that former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann used the...

Disinformation Board Has Been Disband…

(TheConservativeNews.org) - The Department of Homeland Security’s Disinformation Governance Board, launched just three weeks ago. However, concerns were being raised, and now...
- Advertisement -

Related news

China Attacks US Over Tweet

(TheConservativeNews.org) - Last Sunday, August 15, the world's eyes were on Afghanistan as Taliban leaders captured Kabul, completing their sweep of the...

GOP Senator Blames Democrats for Future Inflation Issues

(TheConservativeNews.org) - President Joe Biden has already been involved in numerous significant mishaps. The most obvious example is the border crisis, which...

Pelosi Says Joe Biden Cannot Cancel Student Loan Debt

(TheConservativeNews.org) - Student debt is a longstanding point of contention in Washington, DC. Some say it’s an unfair burden to place on...

Condo Collapse Families to Receive Massive Initial Compensation

(TheConservativeNews.org) - On June 24, one of America's worst tragedies in recent memory struck Miami. A 12-story oceanfront condominium built in the...
- Advertisement -