President Donald Trump appeared unhappy with Fox Business on Tuesday as he called out several of their anchors by name after they discussed tariffs and trade wars with China and Mexico in a less-than-flattering way. Trump tweeted:
Maria, Dagan, Steve, Stuart V - When you are the big “piggy bank” that other countries have been ripping off for years (to a level that is not to be believed), Tariffs are a great negotiating tool, a great revenue producers and, most importantly, a powerful way to get......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 11, 2019
...Companies to come to the U.S.A and to get companies that have left us for other lands to come back home. We stupidly lost 30% of our auto business to Mexico. If the Tariffs went on at the higher level, they would all come back, and pass. But very happy with the deal I made,...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 11, 2019
....If Mexico produces (which I think they will). Biggest part of deal with Mexico has not yet been revealed! China is similar, except they devalue currency and subsidize companies to lessen effect of 25% Tariff. So far, little effect to consumer. Companies will relocate to U.S.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 11, 2019
President Trump is optimistic that a deal can be reached with China that deals with not only trade issues but the Chinese Regime's continues theft of American intellectual property. The Fox Hosts are not confident in this outcome.
Trump’s call-out for Stuart Varney, Maria Bartiromo, Dagen McDowell and Steve Forbes of Forbes Magazine seems to be derived from multiple segments he watched this morning.
The first portion comes from Kevin Hassett‘s interview with Bartiromo, in which, Forbes and McDowell also involved themselves as they spoke to the outgoing White House Council of Economic Advisors chairman. As Hassett spoke optimistically about Trump’s chances of making a deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the upcoming G20 Summit, he was peppered with critical questions about whether tariffs are doing any good with current indications of an economic slowdown.
Another segment that seemed to get Trump’s attention was Varney and Bartiromo’s discussion about whether the president will de-escalate America’s trade wars if he can hammer out a deal at the summit.