With no schedule yesterday there was an amazing call into CNBC’s morning “Squawk Box” where Trump took the time himself to talk about his end of the tariff threat against Mexico along with the ongoing trade war with China. Trump decided to attack the Chamber of Commerce directly, and the head of international affairs in that chamber, upon whom Trump immediately began some of his personal bashing. While he usually does this in front of reporters, this one was on the phone and directly received.
However, Brilliant made a point of sticking up for himself and the chamber, despite all of the threats flowing from the president’s mouth. The President disagrees on the impact of tariffs, so he publicly threatens to leave the group and then suggests they are only looking out for big companies rather than the broader country. Trump continues with his argument that tariffs are the one thing that will place America at an economic advantage.
However, what was brought back to the table included the fact that Trump’s impression that all of these so-called tariffs are bringing billions back into the country to be spent although that is a complete like. The chamber even reports that Trump has a hold on all the money.