Bernie Sanders on Trump’s China Trade War: ‘It’s Totally Irrational’ and ‘it’s Destabilizing the Entire World Economy’

‘This irrationality on the part of the president is causing very serious harm to the entire country’

RUSH EXCERPT:

KEILAR: “I want to start on the g7, where one of the major topics is the U.S. Trade war with China. President Trump escalated his tariffs on Friday after China promised new retaliatory tariffs. You made clear China is treating the U.S. Unfairly when it comes to trade. And I understand you I don’t agree with the president’s tactics or style, but if you were president, would you use tariffs to negotiate a deal with China?”
SANDERS: “That is one tool you have. What the president doing is totally irrational and it’s destabilizing the entire world economy. You do not make trade policy by announcing today that you’re going to raise tariffs by X percent and the next day by Y percent by attacking the person you pointed as head of the federal reserve as the enemy of the American people, by denouncing the president of China who last year you loved as a great leader. This irrationality on the part of the president is causing very serious harm to the entire country.”

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