Sunday Talks: Secretary Steven Mnuchin -vs- Chris Wallace…

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin appears on Fox News Sunday for an interview with the insufferable swamp gatekeeper Chris Wallace.  The primary topic is China and the ongoing trade discussions.  However, look at the stone cold stare from Mnuchin at the very end when he points out that Wallace never even brought up the important Iran sanctions.  If looks could kill, Wallace would have spontaneously combusted.

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67 Responses to Sunday Talks: Secretary Steven Mnuchin -vs- Chris Wallace…

  1. sundance says:

    Larry Kudlow was on Face The Nation:

    Liked by 13 people

    • Running Fast says:

      Ludlow looks like crud… must be hard now that he is in the know that Trump is MAGA all the way.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Minnie says:

      Yes indeed, we must protect our Family Jewels, just as China protects theirs.

      Balanced and fair trading, what a concept!

      Liked by 8 people

    • wheatietoo says:

      I wanted to slap that woman, whatever her name is.
      Leftist propaganda nozzle, spewing her fake polls and talking points.

      Larry did a pretty good job.
      But he should always correct these nozzles when they use the phrase “trade war”.

      We’ve already been in a trade war…it’s been going on for decades.
      And our feckless ‘leaders’ haven’t even been putting up a fight for us!

      Liked by 20 people

      • woohoowee says:

        Our feckless leaders were playing for the other team in the trade war!

        Liked by 15 people

      • fleporeblog says:

        This woman can stick the second portion of that poll where the sun 🌞 doesn’t shine! You can’t have a poll where two thirds of Americans give the President credit with the ECONOMY yet we are to believe that 85%+ think our President is looking out for big business.

        Just think about that fallacy for a second. They completely contradict themselves.

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        • It really depends on how they ask the question. But, also, it is not necessarily contradictory nor is it necessarily a negative opinion. Looking out for big business, in the case of Trump, is also looking out for the workers. You could present these poll results as a positive or a negative. And you could follow up the big business question with another question such as: has this (looking out for big business) helped you? It’s all in the questions and how they are worded. Most polls are funded by Democrats and they are designed to get the answers they want.

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        • thedoc00 says:

          Keep in mind, nobody in the media ever connects the relationship between healthy American Companies and jobs stimulating a middle class that is re-growing.

          Then you have the Republicans and even President Trump’s team who have not done a very good job connecting healthy US companies (and US investors) with jobs as well as middle class re-birth. This is currently the real treasure of the “tax cuts”.

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        • yucki says:

          Leftist propaganda nozzle + can stick […] where the sun 🌞 doesn’t shine!
          Such a Treehouse harmony, irresistible!


        • Fools Gold says:

          Second part of that fake poll crap, Larry should have told her that 49% is in error. It’s 64% and pushing upward! Of course I think he pretty much did…

          By the way the little But, but, butt in the first video needs to be slapped every time he uses the word “but” and interrupts the smart guy in the room.

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    • WSB says:

      SD, there was a very enlightening interview tonight with Gordon Chang on Mark Levin’s show at 10? On Fox News.

      Both were pretty negative on Mnuchen. Not Trumpian enough for either. Coming from one who blasted PT for almost two years.

      However, the entire interview was about China, and Gordon gave specific views on many aspects of China’s aggression. I cannot yet find it. Maybe another Treeper can post.

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      • wheatietoo says:

        Thanks for the heads up…I didn’t watch it.
        And now I don’t think I will.

        Neither one of those guys were ‘Trumpian’ until recently…and wanted to sell books.
        So they have no place criticizing Steve Mnuchin.

        Liked by 4 people

        • WSB says:

          I would still watch Gordon for his insight. He may be correct or not, but he does have some understandable insight into ‘Big Panda’.

          Liked by 3 people

          • wheatietoo says:

            Gordon Chang has been more of a disinformation agent than anything else.

            He’s been predicting the ‘collapse’ of China’s financial system and communist govt, for years…and it hasn’t happened.

            I do give him credit for talking about how the Chinese govt “lies, cheats and steals”, though.
            We know this already…but it can’t be said enough.

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            • WSB says:

              Gordon has, but he was very well measured measured tonight about North Korea, South Korea and China.

              Liked by 2 people

            • SteveC says:

              To be fair, that is only because we’ve continued to economically rescue China. If we keep doing that, at some point China will be ‘safe’ from that risk.
              If we pushed the other direction, we could collapse the Chinese economy relatively quickly, and I think China knows that – and if they don’t, then ZTE should have been a wake up call to them.

              Liked by 1 person

            • yucki says:

              Disinfo or wishful thinking, I hear that a lot.
              As SteveC points out, thanks to us the ChiComs keep on chugging:
              If we keep doing that, at some point China will be ‘safe’ from that risk.

              Let’s hope the wake-up call does the trick.

              Liked by 1 person

          • Dennis Leonard says:

            WSB,if that is the case,why is he not on the negotiating team.He is sort of like Glen Beck the prophet,in his heyday.

            Liked by 1 person

            • WSB says:

              Funny, you bring that up because Gordon’s mother is Scottish, like PT’s.

              I expect that PT would have Gordon on his team if he had specifics to offer, however Chang is not really an icon of private sector business.

              Probably the same reason I took studios with visiting critics, rather than the roster of professors at my college. The visitng critics were all heads of their own companies.

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      • I thought Mnuchen handled himself pretty darn well.
        And you’re right, it’s hard to listen to Mark sometimes when the sound of his braying critcism of Trump still rings in my ears back during the campaign.

        Liked by 5 people

    • Li'l D in the Big D says:

      I was happy to hear Larry nip her in the bud about her trickle down comment. Jeesh!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. The Boss says:

    Well. I guess Sec. Mnuchin wasn’t all that helpful. Was he Chris?
    Glad this video is posted here. I try to avoid tuning to Fox at times.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    I ordinarily do not watch this stuff. However, since you took the time to post it I will have a look.
    Gatekeeper Wallace does not waste any time, getting right to the use of trigger words and phrases such as “trade war”, etc.

    All someone really has to do if they want to “get it”, is spend about an hour here at CTH reading a couple of the key posts on NAFTA, the Asian trip, etc. to understand our VSGDJT’s “master plan” for the MAGA issues with trade.

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    • Pyrthroes says:

      Looking up VSG, we find it conventionally defined as Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, a purely restrictive surgical procedure which ” … generates weight loss by restricting the amount of food (and therefore calories) that can be eaten by removing 85% or more of the stomach without bypassing the intestines or causing any gastrointestinal malabsorption.”

      Though both DJT and his U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo are definitely widespread, we suspect this is more a consequence of physical inactivity –golf is not a calorie-burning game, nevermind a sport– than self-indulgence, particularly in the 55 – 70+ age demographic. Among other things, the so-called Biomass Index (BMI) ignores both age and physiological factors, specifically including parents’ ages.

      Heh– we first thought “VSG” meant Visigothic, as in Alaric or Attila the Hun. In Trump’s case, we’ll let Melania speak truth to VSG.

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  4. wendy forward says:

    That was BEAUTIFUL! Love how Wall Ass started nervously giggling. What a tool.

    Liked by 12 people

  5. wheatietoo says:

    I like it when Sec Mnuchin puts that little “Unnkay?” at the end of a big point he’s just made!
    It’s like he’s saying…’You got that, moron?’

    And I think that the insufferable swamp gate-keeper Chris Wallace is afraid of our Wilburine.
    When was the last time he had Sec Ross on his show?

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  6. felipe says:

    Very impressed with Mnuchin in this (attack) interview. He kept his cool and absolutely stayed on focus. Excellent job!

    Liked by 16 people

  7. coltlending says:

    Every time Wallace harped about Secretary Munchin’s plate must be full, I expected the Secretary to day, “Bring it”.

    At the end of that segment that’s essentially what the Secretary Munchin did.

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  8. BobBoxBody says:

    The look on Mnuchin’s face was great. I think he really wishes he could reach across the desk and strangle that little pipsqueak by his tie. Something tells me he knows these curs are about to be eating some serious crow in the near future.

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  9. Minnie says:

    Chrissy Wallace, pretentious blowhard.

    Then again, aren’t all the self-proclaimed pundits?

    Liked by 5 people

  10. andi lee says:

    That was a mighty big, “BUT!” Wallace has @1:06.

    Good grief! Chucky, “bemoaning”. 👐
    Brain bleach, STAT!

    Liked by 4 people

  11. evergreen says:

    Mnuchin in a Chris Wallace interview…

    Major league slugger facing self-proclaimed heat streaker (hi-lob) softball ace…”wait for it, wait for it, wait for it,…oh, this is so tedious,…why do I have to do these things…let’s see, what do I have after this today?…wait for it,…all right, let’s do this”–thwaack!!

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  12. sunnydaze says:

    wrong thread, wewon. Off Topic.

    Liked by 4 people

  13. Rex70 says:

    Hahahahaha! That was a precious, parting expression that Mnuchin had for the Smugly Wallace–but nothing will ever beat the one-word reply (“No.”) + poignant, awkward pause delivered by Mike Pompeo earlier this year to Smugly when he condescendingly began their interview with a question about that idiot Wolf’s book. That answer and ensuing stare at + silence toward Wallace was absolutely priceless, the best I have ever seen done.

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    • I’m sorry. Tom Sowell has it beat. He was in Chicago years ago being interviewed for a book. When it became obvious the interviewer had not read it, he walked off the set leaving dead air.
      Move forward a decade or so and he’s back in Chicago being interviewed for another book. As he is talking to the interviewer he realizes that HE has not read the book and then he realizes it is the same interviewer, proceeds to speak of how last time he’d walked off when his book had not been read..and leaves again!!

      Good times.

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  14. Maquis says:

    “But But But But But…”

    Wallace is a Butt.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Ari says:

    Not interested. Fox News and staff, Levin, Hannity, Coulter, Breitbart, et al are the primary purveyors of #BatteredConservativeSyndrome.

    Liked by 2 people

  16. Artisan says:

    Thank you Sundance for the “Talking Points” for our Board meeting of a mid-sized, Left coast, marine transport/assist grain company. The Asian/Chinese/soybean clutching of pearls was countered with “watch NK, and our VSGPDJT”. The Progressives nodded their heads in unison.

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  17. Eliza says:

    That’s what I said at the end of the interview, he gave Chris Wallace the evil eye. WOW!

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Gary Hill says:

    Remember Wallace asked Pence the question about Flynn that caused Flynn to resign; this was a set up question by Wallace . . . the pecan does not fall far from the tree, as they say. Daddy Wallace is in the Swamp Hall of Fame.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Mike diamond says:

    Chris the wallace is a disgrace ! I can’t stand to listen to chris!!!!! No real content,as much personality as a robo—,call ! That’s the wallace !

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Mickturn says:

    Wallace is in it for Wallace (period). If he thought he could boost his ego or prestige by asking ‘REAL’ Questions, he would do it in a heartbeat…as it is, Not so much!

    Liked by 1 person

  21. huecowacko says:

    If Sundance got nothing else correct but his description of Chris Wallace(…insufferable swamp gatekeeper…), I would still sing his praise.

    Liked by 2 people

  22. Broc says:

    It’s true, and Wallace did a little slime-shuffle sideways.


  23. Bob Thoms says:

    I think the recent China Trade deal is only a pause in P Trump’s major push back against China.
    It is P Trump’s polite “thank you nod” to the Chinese for helping with NoKo.
    I expect one of two things to happen, based on what guarantees we get from Rocketman.

    1) If we don’t get a denuked Korean peninsula, then P Trump will push the petal to the medal on the China Unfair Trade gas.
    2) if we get a denuked Korean peninsula, P Trump will ease off the gas, a little.


  24. citizen54 says:

    Let’s get real, China won by getting the US to suspend sanctions while giving up nothing but empty promises. Not sure why everyone is cheering Mnuchin who is a China dove. China is buying up politicians left and right and people and people are calling backing down to China a win for Trump. I don’t get it.


    • Bob Thoms says:

      China won ? You sound like you think the game has been played, the score settled and the trophy awarded. I don’t think you understand what is going on.


      • citizen54 says:

        So what’s going on? Why was Navarro pulled out of the talks? How do you explain Trump backpedaling on China after the CPC approved a 500 million dollar loan for a Trump project in Indonesia. Maybe you can enlighten me since you seem to know what’s going on.


  25. Li'l D in the Big D says:

    I just love the Secretary’s presence of mind: For ten minutes China trade – NAFTA talks, and then, in the last 30 seconds “Don’t forget the Iran sanctions Chris.” And this after CW commented on how much was on the Secretary’s plate. KaBoom!


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