White House National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro Discusses U.S. Trade Tariffs…

Focusing a lot of today’s information on the economic front and the implementation of the U.S. America-First trade discussion because this is the very heart of the Trump MAGA initiatives.  Everyone who voted for President Trump should be grinning ear-to-ear today at how steadfast POTUS has been – against all economic adversaries foreign and domestic.

White House Trade Council Director Peter Navarro discusses the implementation of countervailing U.S. duties; the transshipment issues, NAFTA and the intended trade reset therein. “Economic Security is National Security“!

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89 Responses to White House National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro Discusses U.S. Trade Tariffs…

  1. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    “Economic Security is National Security“!

    Very interesting that we have had laws and statutes in place for decades that were ignored by the sellouts that were elected to represent us. They will give account for their poor stewardship some day when they stand before their Creator.

    Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

    Liked by 23 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      I give Trish Regan a lot of props destroying this POS’s talking points!

      Liked by 6 people

  2. parteagirl says:

    A US steel tariff on foreign steel… as a national security issue… union workers in swing states… and coal mines open again… hmmm…🤔

    Liked by 20 people

    • OSP says:

      They’ll need more coal for met coke for sure

      Liked by 2 people

    • barnesto says:

      right? it just gets better and better. it’s decisions and actions like this that will rebuild the country’s middle class. we need more higher paying jobs that aren’t tech or service related. steel, manufacturing, energy… that’s what built America and that’s what the globalists took away to force our compliance. Thank God for Trump or we’d be fighting a shooting war with our progressive overlords.

      Liked by 9 people

      • big bad mike says:

        But according to Ben Rhodes – Obama did all that and set up the economy for Trump.
        The Trump Presidency is a Clown Show don’t you know. (sarc)

        Liked by 2 people

        • Grandma Covfefe says:

          Are we talking about the same Obama who took two 6 months vacations a year as quoted by Candidate Trump?
          Ben Rhodes is in a state of frantic, after failing to MAD (Make America Dead).

          Thank You, Lord, For President Trump and his MAGA team.

          Liked by 6 people

          • Christine says:

            HAPPY 1st COVFEFE BIRTHDAY TODAY, Grandma COVFEFE! 🎂🎈🎉

            Liked by 2 people

            • Grandma Covfefe says:

              Whoo hoo!!! Thank You!!
              And Covfefe means “I will Stand Up” according to Egyptian President El Sisi.

              A year ago today was such a fun night. I happened to be up that night and checking back to President Trump’s twitter, when ‘covfefe’ popped up. I couldn’t sleep that night, being perplexed as to what President Trump was trying to say-lol. He does do coding within his twitter at times. President Trump is such a fun, lovable and transparent President and the best news reporter we ever had

              Today, we all are blessed, with a grateful heart. Thank You President Trump and everyone who is involved with NAFTA and tarriffs. Winning.

              Liked by 4 people

        • Christine says:

          Speaking about Ben Rhodes, Stealth Jeff (@drawandstrike) just posted this AWESOME 1 minute clip of a shellshocked Rhodes the night of the election, immediately after hearing Hillary lost.


          I urge every Treeper to watch it, because it’s an instant CLASSIC!

          Liked by 1 person

          • snarkybeach says:

            this is a clip from that HBO documentary…

            Liked by 1 person

          • Grandma Covfefe says:

            Love it! Is this where we are supposed to cry? NOT….and never. Covfefe Rules

            Ben Rhodes has a ‘Deep State’ brain that lost all the hot air from it. It’s why he couldn’t put words together that night. I agree very classic clip.

            Liked by 1 person

          • dougofthenorth says:

            When you are in a competition and you loose, it sucks, but you acknowledge your loss and you live to fight another day.
            When you are in a competition and you cheated like nobody’s business and you knew the deck was stacked in such a way you could not lose and you still lost, you can blame the other guy, or anybody, but there is still another day.
            BUT, when you are in a competition and you have been part of the dirtiest campaign in American history, and you know not only have you cheated, but broke laws and lost sight of your ideals and sold your soul to the devil, and come to realize you are no more than a whore for a crime ridden government, you are left speechless.
            Ben Rhodes, bought and paid for by the clinton crime family is an empty shell with nothing else to live for except redemption or condemnation from our Lord.

            Liked by 4 people

        • OSP says:

          Ben Rhodes is a moron

          Liked by 1 person

        • trump2016ourlastchance says:

          Farook Rhodes and all of his fellow obozobots.


        • John says:

          This was notObama,but George Washington.Sarc sarc…


        • Charlotte says:

          Bwaa I cant get over that video of SoyBoy Rhodes literally sitting like a stunned mullet when Hillary lost the election! Almost -maybe-crying! Best EVA!


  3. chicagodeplorable says:

    Many, many thanks for your excellent coverage of PDJT’s accomplishments, especially the economic ones. My meager brain can only absorb so much, but you manage to break this info down into manageable pieces for me. I take great pleasure in seeing other news sites finally giving you some recognition. Heaven knows you deserve even more!
    Thanks, SD!

    Liked by 8 people

  4. BillRiser says:

    Without cheap steel millions will die!!! Melissa go back to the Prairie.

    Liked by 11 people

    • TheWanderingStar says:

      “Cheap” = low quality

      Liked by 2 people

    • big bad mike says:

      Steel prices basically have gone up about 30%. But steel is a material – and only part of the end product. In our business it is mostly steel – but with the value added on the end product – it will only raise our cost per unit about $84.50. In anticipation of this – as prices are going up on everything – we raised our prices 10% at the beginning of the year. This is about $150 average per unit. This covers the cost of steel, other items, and labor increases.. The end user – out customer- does not balk at a 10% increase. BTW – we had not had a price increase in 10 Years. How could you with the Obama Economy.

      Liked by 8 people

      • BillRiser says:

        It really wasn’t the cost of manufacturing US Steel that drove the steel and alum. out of business in the USA. It was the environmentalist and regulations. It started 40 years ago with acid rain in Canada and river fires in Cleveland made from our steel plants in the Rust Belt. All that was fake news but everyone believed it then!

        Liked by 3 people

  5. wheatietoo says:

    “Everyone who voted for President Trump should be grinning ear-to-ear today at how steadfast POTUS has been – against all economic adversaries foreign and domestic.”
    ~ Sundance

    My cheek muscles ache from all the grinning, Sundance.
    They get a workout every day!

    I was glad to hear David Asman mention that “the Europeans have tens of thousands of tariffs on US products”.
    This can’t be said enough!
    Most people are totally unaware of this.

    Even Hillary once said that “our national debt is a threat to our national security”.
    Am I the only one who remembers that?

    Yes. It’s all connected.
    A strong manufacturing economy = strong national security.

    Our enemies want us to be broke, in debt and on our knees.
    And our traitorous leaders have been helping them do this to us.

    Liked by 14 people

    • Orygun says:

      “A strong manufacturing economy=strong national security.” That used to be taught in our schools. Our children have been so dumbed down they don’t know what has happened to them.

      The propaganda arm of the globalists needs to be removed in order to lift the culture smog. President Trump’s bash of the media was right on target.

      Liked by 6 people

    • Elizabeth Carter says:

      We also require a strong Agricultural Economy. I got to drive from NC to the Maine Lobster Festival and then across Canada from Maine to Niagara Falls in 1994.
      NAFTA had just begun and I was in awe at all of the huge, new barns and farms all the way from entering Quebec until we left. Our farms were being destroyed.
      My Grandparents had owned some small farms when I was growing up in OH and VA. I learned a lot about what it takes to survive on farms and what a difficult and dedicated life farming represents.
      As I watched America’s farms being lost, sold and destroyed over the years, my main thought was about National Security. Farming is very difficult and once the knowledge is lost, it is very difficult to replace.
      I moved to CA in 1965 and I was amazed at the farms still remaining there. CA produced 1/2 of the food in the country then from rice, cattle and cotton to vegetables, fruits, Nuts, grapes and on and on.
      I am so delighted that we are getting to take our manufacturing and farming back while there are still people alive who can pass on their knowledge to the younger generation. We almost lost that opportunity. Time was quickly running out.

      God Bless President Trump God Bless America MAGA

      Liked by 3 people

  6. Colle Bay says:

    How will Justin from Canada be able to release his next “I hate America” boy-band single?

    A world gone mad it is!

    Liked by 3 people

  7. filia.aurea says:

    Here we go…now you whine about fair trade, after screwing Americans for twenty+ years, leading to a depressed economy, massive unemployment and loss of manufacturing facilities. There’s an easy fix, it’s on YOU oh Canada. Agree to close the loopholes which allows cheating. The trade deficits DO NOT LIE. Your 2nd rate Keystone pipeline has already leaked hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil on our American land. It’s time that deal was renegotiated too.


  8. BillRiser says:

    Melissa text book economics 101
    14) ________ are(is) generated when increasing production lowers the average cost of each unit produced. A) Business scalability B) Economies of scale C) Reaching for scale D) Market leadership E) Economies of scope “Answer: B” Diff: 2 Page Ref: 440 Topic: Preparing for Growth AACSB: Reflective Thinking Objective: Discuss growth strategies, including franchising

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  9. KBR says:

    Loved that last comment.
    Melissa talking about apartment bldg solar panels “nothing works”
    Navarro “Have it run your lava lamps.”


    Liked by 14 people

  10. filia.aurea says:

    And speaking of Mexico, you’re SOL.

    Liked by 2 people

  11. adoubledot says:

    Melissa equates tariffs to loss of jobs, killing the economy. She needs to watch that earlier CNBC clip with Wilburine. These insufferable pundits just can’t deal with an America in the world economic driver’s seat.

    Liked by 9 people

    • wheatietoo says:

      Melissa started out as a child actor:

      Who could cry on cue:

      Not exactly a genius when it comes to economics.
      She embarrasses herself on a regular basis.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Paco Loco says:

        The MSM and talking heads understand little about the economy, balance of trade and economic national security. CNBC is the worst. For them it’s all about the stock markets.

        Liked by 1 person

    • Robert Smith says:

      I think people have to understand that it is a learning process for “professionals” also. They have heard the same things said for years that it is accepted dogma. People will get there as the results roll in.


  12. filia.aurea says:

    Here’s the National Security Risk, both Mexico and Canada’s trading deals take us for suckers – not any more. Don’t mistakenly think Americans are divided. There are half of us that stand firm behind President Donald Trump and his negotiating team; the other half are significantly clueless.

    Liked by 4 people

  13. KBR says:

    National Security because we need our own factories making our own steel and aluminum
    1) For security financially
    2) For stronger products for infrastructure and military: “cheap steel” might be bad steel, fails easily
    3) For safety/health security: aluminum is utilized for cooking, impurities in that can be harmful
    4) In the event that war breaks out in future, if we are not making our own, our supplies can be shut down

    I hope NatSec will be applied to other survival basics too.
    From circuits to clothing and more.

    Liked by 7 people

    • KBR says:

      Do YOU feel secure on a plane made with “cheap aluminum” that is NOT made to USA standards?

      Want to be on a bridge that fails due to impurities and not-so-strong “cheap steel?”

      If other countries control whether or not we can purchase essential/survival commodities that we no longer make in sufficient quantities, we would have to kowtow to them.

      In war times, they can defeat us by withholding essential goods if we do not make our OWN.

      Supply lines in a war are always a target, those lines MUST be secure as possible.

      National Security means making our own essential goods.

      Liked by 10 people

    • USTerminator says:

      National Security should apply across the board. If we can not make here then we are at risk. We should make 90% of what we need at the minimum. There should never rely on foreign countries to support us. Remember WW2, we would lose the war if we can not have steel to make ships, airplane, tanks…. imagine that we need to import steel from Germany and tank engines from Japan.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. litlbit2 says:

    At first glance it would appear on FOX Business report the dummies on CNN have very close kin at FOX. The pimps have the puppets in the stable trying so hard to get the status quo, deficit trade deals, for the last 20-30 years to continue making them look …..well they do bend over and grab their ankles every time the pimps say now!
    I did not know until President Trump came onboard to run this country that so many, considered smart and American, are not in spirit with the IQ of a plant. No need for a college degree to put on diapers, show up at the network propaganda room and read. FYI, ya paid way over pice for your piece of paper. You could have gotten it in family size by Charmin.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Paul B. says:

    Clearly, Navarro is another excellent representative of the US that this administration has given us. I’ve been blessed today watching him and Pompeo – another ace – and reading the interview with our ambassador to Israel in the Israeli Times. The competent ones are back in charge. The leftists, communists, America-haters, criminals, and sheer incompetents have, at least for a time, been banished. Thank God. Prayers.

    And Melissa, no offense, but please let the guy talk.

    Liked by 5 people

  16. NewfTea says:

    Navarro was lousy. He’s getting worse at interviews as time goes by.

    Just say it plainly, Pete:
    Canada and Mexico produce very little steel and aluminum of their own. They buy most of it from other countries, who are often dumping, very cheap. (You don’t even need to say China, Pete. Everyone knows it.) Then Canada and Mexico export that steel and aluminum to the U.S., at market prices with zero tariff, because of NAFTA. In other words, Canada and Mexico are middlemen for a global pyramid scheme that’s destroying American industry.

    As for all these countries providing us with wonderful steel and aluminum, cheap, and nasty ol’ Donald and his cabal are going to ruin the economy with tariffs:
    There are countries whose steel and aluminum industries are jobs programs. They sell the steel at a huge loss, and their government subsidizes the difference. That’s not competition. That’s cheating. And it’s not a level playing field. It’s destroying the American steel and aluminum industries, because nobody can compete with someone who sells a product for far less than it costs to produce. The problem is, it might be cheap, but it forces our own industries to shut down. Without those industries, though, we cannot build tanks, warplanes, or especially warships. What you’re saying is, “Let’s rely on other countries for our national defense.” That’s a good way to lose, economically and militarily.

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  17. filia.aurea says:

    Justin, no worries. Next election you’ll be out on your a$$. And to the Canadian female, time for a re-think on your career goals.

    Liked by 4 people

  18. 335blues says:

    Geez. In the video, the questions and comments by the fox “business” heads were reflective of the left’s talking points: “if America stops the world from screwing us, our economy is going to go to hell”. Geez. Hell is where our economy has been for the last 20-30 years.
    President Trump keeps delivering on his promises, and the talking heads can do nothing except
    wring their hands and gnash their teeth “OOOO, woe is me, Trump will drive us all to the poor house”. EXCEPT, that is not happening. Our economy keeps getting better and better.

    Americans want what President Trump is doing!
    We all want a strong America.
    President Trump is delivering it.

    Liked by 9 people

  19. kinthenorthwest says:

    Too many Americans don’t realize that this brings jobs BACK to America.

    Liked by 1 person

    • sickconservative says:

      I see the progressives say it’s all automation, if so then why did they move to China if you didn’t need labor.

      Liked by 2 people

      • kinthenorthwest says:

        Yep…..What surprises me is that they still keep saying that Illegals needed for field work…
        #1 Illegals don’t even do it anymore. Those that do, do it under table while collecting supplements.
        #2 Many farmers have gone automated..if small they do co-op machines sharing costs.


  20. BillRiser says:

    One of the worst days of my business career was having to send our tooling and die cast to Mexico to make our engine pistons thanks to Clinton/Bush NAFTA.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Elizabeth Carter says:

      Many of our manufactures wanted to stay here but had to leave. Our government literally forced them to move to other countries. Many were heartbroken.
      Our farmers were forced out of business here also.


      • BillRiser says:

        Yes, we sold the engine business to a Mexican Company. Then started manufacturing for the computer manufacturing business a high tolerance “jacking stand” for manufacturing/laying solder to PC motherboards. Then the Chinese took that business to China.


  21. hellinahandbasket says:

    Ride home from work, Mark Levin was having a meltdown, jumping up and down of how these tariffs will HURT Americans, cost of goods increase and off the charts inflation to come, ultimately crushing Americans with no hope for recovery.
    . . . The lady doth protest too much, methinks. . .
    Mr. Levin just doesn’t understand that you have to take some lumps when you’re in a knock down drag out fight, and seems to believe all you have to do, is go in swinging and your opponent just stands there without throwing a punch. I used to think Mr. Levin was a rather smart guy, but hearing him speak so shortsightedly tonight, I have to wonder if he is purposefully outraged, and was never a Constitution loving Patriot at all. But, if he jumps off the train and dissolves into constant speculative ridicule (like Ann Coulter), I’ll know his outrage is for ratings and not for #MAGA.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Maquis says:

      The guy is pushing a Convention of the States to add new Constitutional Amendments to address the fact that our government is not following the Constitution. 🙄

      To make it worse, the guy has to know that a CoS is a free-for-all for the delgates, who can, and would, toss the Constitution and start “anew,” most likely with one of the several Communist constitutions that have been waiting in the wings for Americans to get stupid.

      Read up:

      Liked by 3 people

      • Publius has brilliantly NAILED the CoS Con Game.
        Levin sold out LONG ago as the Globalists’ Paid Shill.


        • Maquis says:

          Publius rocks. The CoS Con, good term for it, is itself worthy of an armed uprising to thwart it, if necessary. After all, a great many of us have sworn an oath to defend the Constitution, and a CoS represents its utter destruction.

          That Hannitty is promoting it, ever since Levin joined up I believe, really diminishes his credibility as a patriot. I guess Rupert Murdoch recognized the con and decided to run with it. No foreigner should be allowed to own and operate US Media, certainly not without a Commie-cancer-warning-notice on the screen at all times.

          Hmmm, what ties does Murdoch have to GHCQ? Maybe we’ll see Fox go the way of CNN when Commiegate is revealed in full.

          Liked by 1 person

  22. Bill says:

    If anyone has read ‘Croughing Tiger’ written by Peter Navarro, the Chinese must absolutely cringe when he enters the room. It is clear as day that Navarro intends to greatly limit the Chinese economy in order to scale back their direct military hreat to the USA and our allies. The Chinese have pretty much broken all the rules and Navarro lays it out in the book.

    Navarro is also clear that the Chinese have the ability to inflict great damage to US naval assets at this time (with the previous help of our ‘allies.’)

    Navarro truly believes his actions will be saving the lives of a large number of Americans.

    Liked by 2 people

  23. kaste668 says:

    I have always believed that if as a country we do not manufacture our own products, we are the mercy of where-ever needed products come from.


  24. I HTF Place says:

    Who else got the best line of the video? Right at the end, Navarro, playing off his earlier joke about solar panels, and replying to the female interviewer’s line about not being able to choose solar panels in NYC, mentioned that there are energy certified, or green certified, buildings in NYC. She replied, “those buildings never work,” or words to that effect. So, she knows that the greenie (or watermelon, if you prefer) crap doesn’t work, but SHE DOESN’T MAKE THE OBVIOUS CONNECTION!!!



    • Buck Turgidson says:

      I got it! Hilarious! I always say one of those massive solar panels (or a bird killer) might power a light bulb, or traffic light. “your lava lamp.” Oh geezus that is awesome. Trump has not made all great leadership picks, but his economists are outstanding. Love Navarro, would he not be a cool guy to have a beer with? How does he not blow his corks when those FOX idiots talk about “cheap” steel. Hey melissa you dope, broadcasters from the Philippines are so cheap! why doesn’t FOX import 300 of them and replace you and all your co-workers? They’re cheap! C’mon, what else matters?! IDIOTS


  25. Buck Turgidson says:

    The stupidity and anti-Trump interrogation of these Fox Business talking head morons is off the charts


  26. Buck Turgidson says:

    Mark Levin may know his Constitution, but an economist he ain’t


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