Economic Patriots to Trump: Don’t Back Down to China, Increase Tariffs

Breitbart | 1/10/2019 | Staff
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Economic patriots are urging President Trump not to back down from China on trade negotiations and are asking for more tariffs on Chinese imports to level the playing field for American producers and workers.

As Trump administration officials hold meetings in Beijing, China on U.S.-China trade relations, the pro-free trade business lobby has effectively gained influence among some White House officials, like U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, according to the Wall Street Journal:

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While Mr. Lighthizer has regularly communicated with top business interests such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers and the Business Roundtable, talks have moved into concrete ways to shape the deal, people familiar with the discussions say.

While the globalist-aligned business interests have been lobbying for Trump to make a short-term deal with China, the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) is urging the president to keep the pressure on China by increasing tariffs. A statement from the organization reads:

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CPA continues to support maintaining and increasing tariffs on China’s import. We do not believe a short term resolution is possible or will be complied with. China’s political economy is fundamentally designed to grow through state control, subsidies, central planning and excessive reliance on US consumers. Beijing’s long term goal is to erode America’s economic, military and political strength.

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