Trish Regan on New Tariffs: 'Deal With China Now or Our Kids Will Have To in 10 Years'
"Outnumbered" host Trish Regan suggested Monday that the United States renegotiate with China now after being slapped with more then $3 billion of surcharges on hundreds of U.S. imports.
The tariffs will be put on products like pork, wine and scrap metal in retaliation to President Donald Trump's taxes on steel and aluminum.
"Here's the reality. We either deal with this now or our kids are going to be dealing with it 10 years from now," Regan said. "They're not going to have the same leverage."
China's Finance Ministry said regarding the tariffs, "The [U.S. tariffs] violated the relevant rules of the World Trade Organization and did not comply with the 'security exceptions' provision, which actually constituted safeguard measures. This measure caused serious damage to our interests ... China's advocacy and support for the multilateral trading system and the suspension of tariff concessions to the United States are legitimate measures taken by China."
Trump's tariffs currently have an exception for Canada and Mexico as NAFTA negotiations are underway.
On "Fox & Friends" Monday morning, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the president is "going to stand up and he’s going to fight for the American worker.”
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"We're in the middle of President Trump doing exactly what he said he's going to do and what he's been talking about for decades," she said. "He's tired of American workers being taken advantage of."
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