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Since taking office in January 2017, President Trump has imposed billions of dollars worth of tariffs on China, Canada, and other nations. Do you support President Trump imposing tariffs?

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The Freezing Senior
The Freezing Senior
5 years ago

This is the difference between a “professional politician” and patriotic businessman who puts America first and is willing
to give back to his country even at his own expense and that of his family.
To Hell with the fake news media and the rest of the America haters – MAGA !

Kim
Kim
5 years ago

When I first heard that President Trump was going to slap tariffs on imported goods, I was fearful that the recovering economy would stop in its tracks. I thought tax reform would help level the playing field by giving American manufacturers an edge, and encourage new companies to start up. So, in the beginning, I thought tariffs were a bad idea. Let the new tax structure filter through the system first.
When I read that the Chinese government requires American companies to hand over technology (or have it stolen) before they can sell there, I thought, “Hmm…that needs to be fixed. That’s not fair.” And, even though I don’t know the details of our trade policies with China, Canada, Mexico, and the rest, more information is coming forward, such as Canada not allowing milk imports from the US, which reassures me that our president knows what he is doing…
…And that we should trust him to negotiate fair trade deals between the US and the rest of the world.
Thank you, President Trump.

Dustin Brown
Dustin Brown
5 years ago

Yes, President Trump is creating a level trading field.

Jesse Church
Jesse Church
5 years ago

When it becomes a real fair trade, all of a sudden foreign countries don’t like it.

Roger
Roger
5 years ago

Tariffs should be used as leverage in discussions with nations with which we have a significant trade deficit, or with whom we are in an improper position due to prior negotiations that did not follow the best interests of the USA. They seem to be attracting the attention of those trade partners with whom we were in a severe deficit position. Time will tell if they work properly, to make better deals that are fair to both countries.

Brian B
Brian B
5 years ago

America is the most innovative and generous nation on earth. Unfortunately past administrations have caved to the liberal idea that America should apologize for its successes by submitting itself to international trade deals that would make us just another cog in the economics of a New World Government. President Trump is doing what we elected him to do – and what every elected official should do. He is working for us – not our trading partners. Our national generosity has put us in debt. It’s way past time to reverse the damage caused by past administrations. It’s time to remind the world that America has lifted every nation by the genius of its freedoms. And all other nations will succeed or fail upon the merits of their own political ideologies. President Trump believes in America, and he has not forgotten who he serves.

tom
tom
5 years ago

Do not know enough about the nature of the existing trade imbalance. If the I’m alannce was/is caused by foreign tariffs/excise tax or whatever the foreign government calls it then we should impose an appropriate tariff to counter it. If it is general economic circumstances such as the foreign country having an abundance of a resource and can produce the product with less cost, than no to tariff. If the foreign government is controlling or owning the manufacturing process and therefore in effect subsidizing the product, then some resoponse to correct the imbalance is needed, whether a tariff or something.

Buck
Buck
5 years ago

It will bring back our steel industry create jobs in America

Gilda
Gilda
5 years ago

I suppose President Trump. It takes a strong person to march to the beat of their own drum against so much opposition. It takes a smart, thinking person to review and change course if plan A doesn’t work.

Joel Griffing
Joel Griffing
5 years ago

Support! We are a valuable Market for all countries & their entities. No different than paying a toll for a Bridge rather than having to drive 75 miles around the water to get to your destination!

TomCat F14
TomCat F14
5 years ago

Those nayers and unsure, get your head out of the lower end. The phony news media and the democraps are doing everything to derail President Trump and everything he stands for and promised to do for us. The swamp and the phony news media don’t belong in our great country they are a deadly cancer that will destroy us from within if we don’t react true to honor.

George
George
5 years ago

Who are the fake news folks and liberal politicians? They all are on top of the food chain and got there on the backs of tax paying working Americans. As long as they can keep the narrative going that class has something to do with success they hope to maintain the voter base to support their best interest. People born in this country to legal American citizens interests come first. Americans are waking up to the fact. Fake news ratings down, crooked politicians being uncovered and leaving, and the deep state being exposed. There is hope and we can all do our part to save our country. Turn the channel dial and vote. GOD Bless America. America Matters.

Carl Berry
Carl Berry
5 years ago

Sometimes drastic moves need to be made to get others to understand your position and get them to the table.

James
James
5 years ago

A man of his word, albeit sometimes too many words!

Bob
Bob
5 years ago

While tariffs may appear to be initially bad, it is my thought that they are necessary to maintain industrial capacity and retention of American proprietary information. I look to WWII as an example of the need for industrial power and reliance on sustainable resources. I think that President Trump is looking to prepare America for the future. The world is drastically changing around us and, like it or not, the United States is becoming more isolated. The more self sufficient we are, the better we are positioned to survive the future. I expect this will be an case of “short term pain for long term gain”.

Mary
Mary
5 years ago

President Trump is doing a great job of putting America first. If these left wing republicans would work with him we’d have a lot more . They are hiding something and I think the president is getting close to displaying their corruption. Just wish there was fresh Republican blood to vote for instead of the has been Rino’s

Garland Young
Garland Young
5 years ago

Their charging tariffs why shouldn’t we — We all prefer free trade apparently they don’t —- They need us far more than we need them.

Donald McMaster
Donald McMaster
5 years ago

No one can truly see either way but I’m sure middle class America will pay the price, we always do

Papa
Papa
5 years ago

Our President is only doing to them want they have done to us. There shouldn’t be any tariffs only regulations to protect incoming and out going goods. Tariffs only raise the prices on the products and put illegal cash in political investments. Dig in to where some politicians have their money invested, start with China. Why were a person spend $$millions to get a job that pays $143K a year and in 2 – 4 be worth $$m$$?

Maria Suzettis
Maria Suzettis
5 years ago

I think over he is doing it for America… But we need to keep brining business back here, especially farming our own food…without GMO involved.

JN Snyder
JN Snyder
5 years ago

China and Canada and Mexico have been misusing American kindness for years. Our workers need governmental help to counter the price supports of other governments. We can compete if we are allowed to compete on a fair playing field. Give me USA ingenuity and fortitude any day.

Jim Shedd
Jim Shedd
5 years ago

I believe President Trump, as a businessman, is working to put the United States on an equal footing with the nations we do business with. He understands what is required to avoid bankruptcy caused by bad business deals. The United States has been taken advantage of for far too long by other nations we support, defend, and trade with resulting in ever increasing debt we can no longer afford. MAGA.

Bill Patton
Bill Patton
5 years ago

If immigrants don’t want their families to be separated, it is VERY simple….DO NOT cross the border illegally! Those whom I worry about being separated from their families, are those LEGAL American citizens who have been permanently separated from their families via murder, DWI, etc. at the hands of ILLEGAL immigrants!

Karen Sue Hendrickson
Karen Sue Hendrickson
5 years ago

I think Potus is doing a great job. The Mecia is not reporting all he does good for our Country. I am voting for Trump/Pence for 4 more years.

charles brown
charles brown
5 years ago

he has been one of america’s most sucessful business man.I trust he knows what he’s doing,and I like his positions on most everything.The former admins. were trying their best to destroy america,so the “NEW WORLD ORDER”,could be brought about.I thank GOD he’s at least slowed it down.The lines have been clearly drawn,abortion,same sex marriage,anarchy,apathy,socialism,etc. on one side,common sense,christian values on the other.

Shirley Olis
Shirley Olis
5 years ago

He’s proven himself an astute businessman who knows what it takes to get people to the bargaining table. And he’s also not simply throwing US money away, getting nothing in return in his dealing. President has always been about “fair” – not one-sided tariff imposition. Some farmers may be worried that these tariffs will crush their farm incomes, but they were the ones PAYING for those higher tariffs in the first place. Other countries don’t want to lose the US market for their goods and vice versa. The world needs our agricultural and other products. It certainly doesn’t hurt us to hold a hard line on occasion, and I think it’s good for the world to see a leader who actually will work for the good of his country, not personal pocket.

Thomas Lepkowski
Thomas Lepkowski
5 years ago

Tariffs are a knee-jerk government tax that raises consumer prices, increases inflation, devalues the dollar on world markets, encourages black markets, and has little immediate impact on domestic consumption. When imposed on resources, such as steel and aluminum, it favors foreign manufacturing (such as cars and appliances) where there are no such tariffs. Sorry, but I’m a staunch free-market capitalist, shaped by Wayne Grudem’s book ‘The Poverty of Nations.’

Jim
Jim
5 years ago

Most of these so called allies vote against the US in the UN and when it comes to standing with us want something in return. Trade agreements have always been one sided that’s why those supposed allies are upset now that they will have to forego their income from the US in the lopsided agreements. It’s about time that we stopped giving our taxpayers money to other countries.

Richard Russell
Richard Russell
5 years ago

Think not what your country can do for you (Democrats and Swampers) but what you can do for your country (Trumpers)

Rick in Maine
Rick in Maine
5 years ago

Here’s a perfect example of why we need to level the playing field.
In Maine, we once had a thriving paper and wood products industry. Over the years we have seen our mills close while our cheap timber is trucked across the border to Canada to be processed into lumber and plywood then trucked back to be sold in the US. We need to get our mills open and running once more and hiring American workers.

Carole K.
Carole K.
5 years ago

There is absolutely nothing that the US imports that the US doesn’t already have. The US was doing every other country a favor by allowing then to ‘set up shop’, so to say, in the US. President Trump was absolutely correct in imposing tariffs. Too often, so called trade deals only benefit the other country, and the American economy eventually suffers. So, I say MAGA!

PaulG
PaulG
5 years ago

What the media is creating a smoke screen to hide, what politicians bent on a one-world-government hate that Trump figured out, what the nations are panicked and railing against is this:

ALL the countries who have trade imbalances with the United States (read: that take our money for their goods, but neglect/renege on their promise to purchase our goods in return) have socialist (or communist) economies and have been using the US capital to fund their flagging economies. For decades. In short, they have been stealing from the USA people to pay for their socialist programs. They HAVE to have an influx of cash from a capitalist nation in order to keep socialism afloat. Because – they’ve already run out of their own money.

Now with Trump imposing tariffs to normalize the trade and capital to what was intended by the original/in place trade agreements, they’re absolutely panicked. They won’t be flush with our cash. They won’t be able to sustain their national socialist largesse. They will (to paraphrase Margaret Thatcher) have run out of OTHER people’s money, as they already have with their own.

So, when the countries “retaliate” and impose “counter-tariffs” on the US, DON’T believe those nations or our own politicians who are crying “Trade Wars”. It isn’t. It won’t be. Because the socialist nations are already broke and couldn’t sustain a ‘trade war’ of any duration – certainly not one that would impact the United States.

Trump is a shrewd businessman. The timing of the tariffs is perfect. The tariffs will bolster American businesses (creating a sustainable base for a booming economy, instead of a bubble), bring back cash owed to the United States, and put the world on notice once and for all: we are global PARTICIPANTS, but are and will always remain a sovereign nation.

john
john
5 years ago

The real problem is that we have exported jobs to cheap labor markets for at least 40 years. Our manufacturing base has been decimated. When WWII started we had massive amounts of manufacturing capability which was quickly converted from making washing machines, automobiles and other items to building tanks, aircraft and equipment to support the war effort. Now, if we were to enter into a war with China, we would be destroyed. Many of the basic hand tools I use to do my job at Northrop Grumman are manufactured in ……… wait for it …….CHINA!!!. One has to look carefully at labels to find products made anywhere else.

Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
5 years ago

It’s about time the playing field of foreign trade is level. We need to export as much as if not more than we import to make it fair. We need to rely on America first and not rely on foreigners to sell us cheap goods.

Taylor Maid
Taylor Maid
5 years ago

Tariffs are taxes that we pay to the US government for the privilege of buying whatever goods it deems we should be paying more for. It’s bad policy and it is not conservative, free market policy. If other countries are imposing tariffs on US goods, there are there ways of putting pressure on them to end that practice, but to just do the same thing? This just leads to new tariffs, as it already has–Germany is set to impose tariffs on more US goods in July. That said, I support what he’s doing and I hope it brings an end to all tariffs, but I fear that this tit-for-tat game could spiral out of control, as history has shown it usually does.

Jeterry3
Jeterry3
5 years ago

The only one in Washington that has held a real job, lost wealth but knew how to recover. The rest are lawyers looking for a handout by taxing us.

Rocky
Rocky
5 years ago

Yes, it’s time for Americans to grow a back bone. We finally have a President that is working for the people of this country and we the people cry about a trade war. It seems like we’d rather just continue to let the rest of the world demand and get us spinless Americans to cave without a fight.

Kellye Baity
Kellye Baity
5 years ago

Keep up the good work. Also keep up YOUR HEALTH.

James Schneider
James Schneider
5 years ago

It’s way past due. The US has been screwed over by many countries for far too long. Keep it up Mr President.

Robert
Robert
5 years ago

Although I don’t have an inkling of President Trump’s business knowledge, and everything that goes with that, I FULLY UNDERSTAND HIS MOTIVES AND CONVICTIONS. President Trump is in it for America and Americans, not for himself, and I trust him explicitly. One might think he is following Christ’s example of leaving His Heavenly Kingdom to suffer all the scorn and ridicule and hate and injury, etc., thrust at Him by the world He came to save, so then is President Trump sacrificing his comfortable lifestyle, in order to “make America great again, especially for LEGAL, LAW ABIDING AMERICAN CITIZENS.” If only the foolish, corrupt, reprobate Satan servers could grasp that in their infinitely tiny minds, they would discover that they too, will benefit from President Trumps efforts. And by the way, there is no sin or wrong doing in EMULATING Christ, in fact it’s often recommended throughout His Word. READ IT!!!

John G.
John G.
5 years ago

There have been too many one sided trade deals made with other nations including our neighbors to the north and south. Free trade sounds good, but it also has to be fair trade. If it takes tariffs in order to level the playing field, then that is what must be done until the trade deals with other countries are either renegotiated or dissolved. Simply put, we can’t continue on the path of propping up other nations at the expense of our own citizens.

Lou Cumming
Lou Cumming
5 years ago

Imposing these tariffs is a good move. What needs to be exposed is the high tariffs our trading partners levy on American made products, i.e. state the exact tariff on a product by product basis. For example, it is my understanding that India levys a 100% tariff on American made motorcycles. That is outrageous and just proves why DJT is taking this action. There should be a level playing field……not the grossly un-level one that currently exists.

Mary
Mary
5 years ago

Exactly when will people “get over” the fact that Mr. Trump WON the election and get on with the work they ought to be doing to move the USA along

BadDay
BadDay
5 years ago

The long game is to do away with all tariffs, very hopeful it will work.

Nate Wolfe
Nate Wolfe
5 years ago

He is leveling the playing field! News never talks about tariffs we have been paying to foreign countries.

James
James
5 years ago

Please talk about abortion they support and acting like they care for the illegals, how much more money are they going to rip American’s that pay their taxes off. The tariffs should bring America companies back to the USA.

RUTH JENSEN
RUTH JENSEN
5 years ago

Accept nothing less than FAIR trade

RGriffith
RGriffith
5 years ago

Tariffs are bad for the economy. For every steel producer that’s helped, there are millions of consumers that are hurt.

ROGER C JENSEN
ROGER C JENSEN
5 years ago

Our trade partners need to provide fair opportunities for American products in their countries. Adding exorbitant import fees for American products makes it difficult for our products to compete. Tariffs are OK but must be reasonable.

Virgil
Virgil
5 years ago

The U.S. has the youngest demographics of any consumer economy. Young people buy things old people already bought them. The rest of the world is full of old people. We will win any trade war. Trump knows this and is planning ahead as he should be. Thank GOD for a smart businessman president.

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