Fox News' Chris Wallace confronts Larry Kudlow over Trump's bogus claim that China will pay for tariffs: 'That isn't true'
Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday reminded Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, that Americans will be forced to pay for the tariffs that President Donald Trump is putting on Chinese goods.
“It’s not China that pays tariffs, it’s the American importers, the American companies that pay what is in effect a tax increase,” Wallace explained. “And oftentimes passes it on to U.S. consumers.
“Fair enough,” Kudlow replied. “In fact, both sides will pay.”
“If it’s a tariff on goods coming in, the Chinese aren’t paying,” the Fox News host pointed out.
Kudlow insisted that China would suffer G.D.P. losses.
“I understand that but the president says China pays the tariffs,” Wallace said. “They may suffer consequences but it’s U.S. businesses and U.S. consumers who pay.”
Watch the video below from Fox News.