Categories for Tariffs

27,421. 8/15/2019

CHINA/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @realDonaldTrump: Good things were stated on the call with China the other day. They are eating the Tariffs with the devaluation of thei…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 15, 2019 8:59 am

27,400. 8/14/2019

CHINA/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Good things were stated on the call with China the other day. They are eating the Tariffs with the devaluation of their currency and ‘pouring’ money into their system. The American consumer is fine with or without the September date, but much good will come from the short…..”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 14, 2019 5:32 pm

27,390. 8/14/2019

CHINA/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘So far, you’ve had Tariffs imposed on 300 Billion Dollars worth of Chinese products, but you can’t tell me that it has hurt our economy…& it really hasn’t led to any kind of serious rise in prices at the consumer level.’ @Varneyco @FoxBusiness And we are taking in $Billions!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 14, 2019 10:51 am

27,195. 8/5/2019

CHINA/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Based on the historic currency manipulation by China, it is now even more obvious to everyone that Americans are not paying for the Tariffs – they are being paid for compliments of China, and the U.S. is taking in tens of Billions of Dollars! China has always….”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 5, 2019 10:58 am

27,164. 8/3/2019

CHINA/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Countries are coming to us wanting to negotiate REAL trade deals, not the one sided horror show deals made by past administrations. They don’t want to be targeted for Tariffs by the U.S.”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 3, 2019 7:41 am

27,153. 8/2/2019

CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The trade war is back on. China on Friday [8-2-19] slammed President Donald Trump’s decision to slap a 10% tariff on $300 billion worth of goods, effectively taxing all Chinese exports to the United States. Beijing said it was ready for a fight. ‘China will have to take necessary counter-measures,’ a spokesperson for China’s Ministry of Commerce said in a statement, adding that ‘all the consequences will be borne by the US.’ Beijing may be able to cope with the fallout from an escalating fight between the world’s two biggest economics, but it faces more constraints than Washington and will have to calibrate retaliation carefully…China has previously fired back with tariffs of its own on goods from the United States. It responded to Trump’s last escalation in May by hiking duties on US goods worth $60 billion from 10% to 25%. But China buys a lot less from the United States than it sells, meaning it has only $120 billion worth of goods to target. Washington can tax around $540 billion of Chinese imports.”

Rishi Iyengar, “China has ‘few good options’ to hit back against new US tariffs,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, August 2, 2019 3:05 pm

27,152. 8/2/2019

CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s decision this week to ratchet up the trade war with Beijing by slapping more tariffs on Chinese goods came after aides thought they had talked him out of it weeks ago, according to two people close to the discussions. But the president’s annoyance with China finally boiled over this week after Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer returned from trade talks in Shanghai and reported that Chinese officials offered no new proposals for ending an impasse that’s persisted since May, according to the people. Trump’s Twitter announcement on Thursday [8-1-19] that he’ll impose a 10 percent tariff on roughly $300 billion in Chinese imports starting on Sept. 1 drew a quick reaction from China on Friday [8-2-19], further imperiling chances of progress in the talks. The U.S. is trying to get China to make commitments to rein in policies it says amount to widespread theft of U.S. technology and intellectual property.”

Adam Behsudi and Ben White, “Trump’s frustration with China boils over,” Politico, August 2, 2019 2:04 pm

27,138. 8/2/2019

CHINA/FEDERAL RESERVE/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump announced another wave of China tariffs this week, essentially saying he would impose a tax on nearly all $540 billion in Chinese goods that come into the United States in a year. And this batch could really bite. The administration carefully tailored previous rounds of tariffs to pinch businesses in ways that most Americans might not notice. But the 10 percent levy on $300 billion of imports that Mr. Trump announced on Thursday [8-1-19], which would take effect Sept. 1, is expected to hit consumers where it hurts. From Apple’s iPhones to school supplies, a broad swath of everyday products are about to get more expensive. The latest move is likely to prompt companies to submit exclusion requests to be spared from the tariffs, cause the Federal Reserve to rethink its plans for interest rates and inspire fresh retaliation from China that could compound Americans’ economic pain.”

Alan Rappeport, Jeanna Smialek and Nelson D. Schwartz, “Trump Plans More Tariffs for China. You’ll Feel This Round.,” The New York Times online, August 2, 2019

27,133. 8/2/2019

CHINA/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “China on Friday [8-2-19] threatened retaliation if U.S. President Donald Trump’s planned tariff hikes go ahead, while the renewed acrimony between the two biggest global economies sent stock markets tumbling. China’s government accused Trump of violating his June agreement with President Xi Jinping to revive negotiations aimed at ending a costly fight over Beijing’s trade surplus and technology ambitions. Trump rattled financial markets with Thursday’s [8-1-19] surprise announcement of 10% tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese imports, effective Sept. 1. That would extend punitive duties to everything the United States buys from China. If that goes ahead, ‘China will have to take necessary countermeasures to resolutely defend its core interests,’ said a foreign ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chuying.”

-Associated Press, “China threatens retaliation for Trump’s planned tariff hike,” Politico, August 2, 2019 7:07 am

27,117. 8/1/2019

CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said Thursday [8-1-19] he will ramp up the trade war against China by imposing a 10 percent tariff on roughly $300 billion worth of Chinese imports that haven’t already been hit with penalties. The new tariff attack, which Trump said will take effect on Sept. 1, would have a more direct impact on U.S. consumers because the goods targeted include clothes, toys, cell phones, electronics and other retail items. Trump said in a series of tweets Thursday that China has failed to deliver on promises to buy more U.S. farm goods and to stop the flow of the powerful painkiller fentanyl into the United States…U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin returned this week from a brief round of talks in Shanghai, where the two sides failed to announce a major breakthrough in the negotiations. The two sides agreed to meet again in September. Trump’s move to increase trade pressure on Beijing comes just a day after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the first time in more than a decade.”

-Adam Behsudi and Doug Palmer, “Trump says he’ll hit China with new tariffs,” Politico, August 1, 2019 6:04 pm

27,112. 8/1/2019

CHINA/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…during the talks the U.S. will start, on September 1st, putting a small additional Tariff of 10% on the remaining 300 Billion Dollars of goods and products coming from China into our Country. This does not include the 250 Billion Dollars already Tariffed at 25%…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 1, 2019 12:26 pm

27,102. 8/1/2019

CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump, frustrated by increasingly fruitless negotiations with China, said Thursday [8-1-19] that the United States would impose a 10 percent tariff on an additional $300 billion worth of Chinese imports next month, a significant escalation in a trade war that has dragged on for more than a year. The new tariff would come on top of the 25 percent levy that Mr. Trump has already imposed on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports, resulting in the United States taxing nearly everything China sends to the United States, from iPhones to New Balance sneakers to children’s books. Mr. Trump had agreed in June not to impose more tariffs after meeting with the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, and agreeing to restart trade talks. But Mr. Trump said he was moving ahead with the levies as of Sept. 1 as punishment for China’s failure to live up to its commitments, including buying more American agricultural products and stemming the flow of fentanyl into the United States.”

Alan Rappeport, “China Reacts to Trade Tariffs and Hong Kong Protests by Blaming U.S.,” The New York Times online, August 1, 2019

27,099. 8/1/2019

ECONOMY/FEDERAL RESERVE/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A fresh tariff threat from President Trump sank stocks on Thursday [8-1-19], pushing the S&P 500 to its fourth consecutive daily decline and reinvigorating investor worries about the outlook for the global economy. The trading day didn’t start out so badly. Stocks rose throughout the morning, after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates on Wednesday [7-31-19], with the S&P 500 gaining as much as 1 percent by the early afternoon. Then, just before 1:30 p.m., Mr. Trump said on Twitter that the United States would impose a 10 percent tariff on an additional $300 billion worth of Chinese imports starting in September. Over the next hour, the market’s gains quickly melted away. Outside the stock market, benchmark oil prices, which are highly sensitive to the global economic outlook, plunged 7 percent and yields on government bonds tumbled. The S&P 500 closed down 0.9 percent, led by drops in the energy and financial sectors, both of which fell more than 2 percent. The tech heavy Nasdaq composite index fell 0.8 percent.”

Matt Phillips, “Stocks Sink After a New Tariff Threat From Trump,” The New York Times online, August 1, 2019

27,039. 7/30/2019

CHINA/JOBS/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “China has lost 5 million jobs and two million manufacturing jobs due to the Trump Tariffs. Trumps got China back on its heels, and the United States is doing great. @AndyPuzder @MariaBartiromo”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 30, 2019 7:40 am

26,956. 7/26/2019

FRANCE/G7/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday floated placing tariffs on French wines and other French products in retaliation for that nation’s new tax on large American technology companies, telling re: “President Donald Trump on Friday [7-26-19] floated placing tariffs on French wines and other French products in retaliation for that nation’s new tax on large American technology companies, telling reporters in the Oval Office that he ‘might’ impose the tax ahead of the G7 summit in August. ‘France put on a tax on our companies … wrong thing to do. They should not have done that,’ Trump said, referring to a tax recently approved by France’s Parliament. It would institute a 3% tax for large technology companies on revenue earned in France beginning January 2020…The President suggested the tariffs could come before the upcoming G7 meeting, which will take place in France.”

Maegan Vazquez and Nikki Carvajal, “Trump ponders tariffs on French wines in retaliation for tech company tax,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, July 26, 2019 6:44 pm

26,938. 7/26/2019

CHINA/TARIFFS/TECHNOLOGY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Apple will not be given Tariff wavers, or relief, for Mac Pro parts that are made in China. Make them in the USA, no Tariffs”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 26, 2019 9:08 am

26,930. 7/26/2019

FRANCE/TARIFFS/TECHNOLOGY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump said on Friday [7-26-19] that his administration would deny a request by the electronics giant Apple to avoid stiff tariffs the United States had placed on Chinese imports and threatened to hit France with heavy tariffs in response to a new digital tax that will affect American tech companies. Mr. Trump’s comments underscore the extent to which the president is wielding tariffs to punish not only trading partners, but also American companies that manufacture products overseas. Mr. Trump has increasingly used tariffs to extract concessions over a range of issues, including those unrelated to traditional trade practices. In June, he threatened to tax all Mexican imports to resolve an immigration dispute…Mr. Trump has placed tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods, including semiconductors, televisions and ball bearings. While the president insists the tariffs are being paid by China, American companies — which import both finished products and materials from China — are facing increased costs as a result of the trade war.”

-Jim Tankersley, Jack Nicas and Ana Swanson, “Trump Escalates Feud With Apple and Threatens Tariffs on France,” The New York Times online, July 26, 2019

26,927. 7/26/2019

BORDER/CENTRAL AMERICA/IMMIGRATION/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump on Friday [7-26-19] again sought to block migrants from Central America from seeking asylum, announcing an agreement with Guatemala to require people who travel through that country to seek refuge from persecution there instead of in the United States. American officials said the deal could go into effect within weeks, though critics vowed to challenge it in court, saying that Guatemala is itself one of the most dangerous countries in the world — hardly a refuge for those fleeing gangs and government violence. Mr. Trump had been pushing for a way to slow the flow of migrants streaming across the Mexican border and into the United States in recent months. This week, the president had threatened to impose tariffs on Guatemala, to tax money that Guatemalan migrants in the United States send back to family members, or to ban all travel from the country if the agreement were not signed.”

Michael D. Shear, Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Elisabeth Malkin, “After Tariff Threat, Trump Says Guatemala Has Agreed to New Asylum Rules,” The New York Times online, July 26, 2019 

26,900. 7/25/2019

AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration on Thursday [7-25-19] unveiled details of a $16 billion aid package to help farmers hurt by President Trump’s trade war with China, as soybean growers from around the country converged on Washington to tell lawmakers that rural America is ready for a cease-fire. Farmers have been among the biggest casualties of the trade fight, with Beijing slowing — and in some cases ending — purchases of American agricultural goods as retaliation for Mr. Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports. They have also suffered from retaliatory tariffs that the European Union, Canada and Mexico placed on American farm goods after Mr. Trump slapped levies on foreign metals. The Agriculture Department said that the payments to farmers, which were first announced in May, would be made in three tranches in the next six months. The subsidies come as American negotiators head to China next week to resume trade talks with Beijing, which collapsed in May after Mr. Trump accused China of reneging on a trade deal.”

Alan Rappeport, “U.S. Rolls Out More Farm Aid as Soy Growers Urge Trade Cease-Fire,” The New York Times online, July 25, 2019

26,844. 7/23/2019

CENTRAL AMERICA/IMMIGRATION/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Declaring that ‘Guatemala has not been good,’ President Trump threatened on Tuesday [7-23-19] to retaliate against the country for not signing an immigration deal. He said his administration was considering imposing tariffs on Guatemalan exports or taxing money sent home by migrants. The deal, called a ‘safe third country’ agreement, would have required migrants who pass through Guatemala to seek asylum there, instead of continuing to the United States…The president’s early-morning Twitter post roiled Guatemala’s already turbulent politics less than three weeks ahead of the country’s Aug. 11 presidential election. Critics pointed to it as another reason to condemn the departing government of Jimmy Morales, which has courted the Trump administration…As the number of migrants from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras reaching the southern United States border has soared, the Trump Administration has put pressure on Central American governments to stop them.”

Elisabeth Malkin, “Trump Threatens Guatemala With Tariffs Over Migrants,” The New York Times online, July 23, 2019

26,831. 7/23/2019

CENTRAL AMERICA/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….Tariffs, Remittance Fees, or all of the above. Guatemala has not been good. Big U.S. taxpayer dollars going to them was cut off by me 9 months ago.” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 23, 2019 7:23 am

26,611. 7/15/2019

CHINA/ECONOMY/TARIFFS/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump on Monday [7-15-19] portrayed America as being on the winning end of his trade war, saying tariffs are punishing China’s economy while generating billions of dollars for the United States, an economic victory that will allow him to continue his fight without domestic harm…But government figures show that the revenue the United States has collected from tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods is not enough to cover the cost of the president’s bailout for farmers, let alone compensate the many other industries hurt by trade tensions. The longer Mr. Trump’s dispute with China drags on, the more difficult it could be for him to ignore that gap. Mr. Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports raised $20.8 billion through Wednesday [7-27-19], according to data from United States Customs and Border Protection. Mr. Trump has already committed to paying American farmers hurt by the trade war $28 billion.”

Ana Swanson and Jim Tankersley, “Tariffs on China Don’t Cover the Costs of Trump’s Trade War,” The New York Times online, July 15, 2019

26,604. 7/15/2019

CHINA/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….with the U.S., and wishes it had not broken the original deal in the first place. In the meantime, we are receiving Billions of Dollars in Tariffs from China, with possibly much more to come. These Tariffs are paid for by China devaluing & pumping, not by the U.S. taxpayer!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 15, 2019 5:43 am

26,603. 7/15/2019

CHINA/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “China’s 2nd Quarter growth is the slowest it has been in more than 27 years. The United States Tariffs are having a major effect on companies wanting to leave China for non-tariffed countries. Thousands of companies are leaving. This is why China wants to make a deal….”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 15, 2019 5:43 am

26,508. 7/12/2019

TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “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 producer and, most importantly, a powerful way to get……” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 12, 2019 7:48 am