Despite his history of passionately advocating for a laissez faire free market economy, new White House chief economic advisor Larry Kudlow sided with Donald Trump‘s war on Amazon — saying the president just wants “a level playing field.”
Kudlow — a supposed economic expert who was completely wrong about the 2008 housing crisis — made the comments while appearing on the friendly media turf of Fox Business Network. While host Stuart Varney suggested the issue between Trump and Amazon was a “personal” beef between Trump and Jeff Bezos, Kudlow pushed back.
“I think the president’s intent here is to develop a level playing field between online retailers and land-based retailers with respect to tactics and other issues,” argued the former CNBC economic commentator. “I think that is his intent — create a level playing field.”
He continued by saying that while “positive steps have been made” on the issue, the Supreme Court will make “a ruling very soon” that will “move towards a level playing field.”
“The level playing field is the best way,” he added.
Kudlow, who has been aggressively outspoken against trade wars, also defended Trump’s fight with China during the interview, saying, “Blame China, not President Trump.”
Watch above, via Fox Business.
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