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Curtis Ellis of America First Policies says President Trump should impose a 25 percent tariff on auto imports to save American auto manufacturing from China’s efforts to dominate the industry.
In an exclusive interview with SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Tonight, Ellis told Breitbart News Senior Editors-at-Large Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak that the Trump administration should seriously consider imposing an across-the-board tariff on auto imports to deter U.S. automakers from outsourcing their cutting edge manufacturing jobs to China.
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Specifically, Ellis pointed to General Motors’ (GM) plans to close four American manufacturing plants this year — which will result in thousands of Americans being laid off — while ramping up electric vehicle production in China.
Ellis said Trump should demand GM pay back the $11 billion in U.S. taxpayer money that the multinational corporation was bailed out with in 2008.
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“What we see here is General Motors was bailed out by the Obama administration in a purely globalist mind frame, which is ‘Let’s breathe life back into them and let them go relocate off to China’ because, again, look at the … Wall Street masters of the universe who believe in globalism, not nationalism that ‘If it’s more efficient to make things in China, everything should be made in China; therefore, let’s close Lordstown, let’s close Hamtramck, let’s close everything in America and have GM operate out of China and sell those cars back into the United States,'” Ellis said.
“It was a crummy deal. It was socialism for the rich, and socialism for the socialists in China … The American taxpayers underwrote socialism for the Communist Party of China,” Ellis continued. “It’s crazy.”
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In a conversation with Breitbart News’ Rebecca Mansour, Ellis made the case for the 25 percent auto tariff in terms of national security. The discussion went as follows:
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