‘Trump is Wrong’: Fox News Analyst Brit Hume Sides With Kudlow on Tariff Clash
Fox News political analyst Brit Hume appeared on Special Report Monday to weigh in on Larry Kudlow contradicting President Donald Trump over whether Americans would bear the burden of an escalating trade war with China.
Kudlow, Trump’s chief economic adviser, contradicted the president when he said in an interview on Sunday that “both sides will pay” as a result of the president’s tariffs.
Hume noted that “it’s Republican orthodoxy to be against tariffs,” but that opposition to Trump’s tariffs amongst the party has subsided.
“Certainly the heartland of America will suffer and the agriculture sector that will suffer more than most,” Hume continued. “Whether that can be sufficiently offset with the kind of support that the president and his advisers are talking about, so as to prevent Trump from suffering at the polls in the election coming up remains to be seen.”
“But you’re right, paying off farmers in subsidies does not fit the traditional mold,” anchor Bret Baier said.
“And it costs a lot of money,” Hume added. “The tariffs cost money. And Larry Kudlow is right. Trump is wrong. China does not pay these, consumers pay them.”
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