Thursday, May 17, 2018

REPORT: Navarro Exploded at Mnuchin in China

Mnuchin over Navarro
So is this why the trade-hating Peter Navarro, Trump's top trade adviser, has been benched and won't be part of the group that will be meeting later today with  China's Vice Premier Liu He?

Axios reports that during the Trump delegation's trip to China two weeks ago, Navarro exchanged sharp words with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin over his decision to participate in one-on-one talks with his Chinese counterpart Liu He. Navarro cursed at Mnuchin, according to Axios sources, and fumed about being shut out of the talks. "It stems from his belief that Mnuchin is steering them down the wrong path, policy-wise, with China," said an Axios source familiar with their interactions.

I don't trust Mnuchin to do anything but negotiate toward a crony deal, but I prefer him at the negotiating table over anti-trade,l economic ignoramus Navarro.

-Robert Wenzel  

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