Sunday, June 10, 2018

Nutty Navarro: America's Future is in the Dirty Steel Business

Peter Navarro's Vision of America\s future.

This guy is a piece of work.

Jonathan Swan reports on the latest from President Trump's top anti-trade adviser Peter Navarro:

Swan asked Navarro to respond to arguments by economists and business leaders who argue the steel and aluminum tariffs were the wrong approach because they ignore — and ultimately harm — America's competitive advantages in other sectors.

Navarro replied: "We on Team Trump are astonished by the argument that America's future is in the services sector, and Americans don't want 'dirty' jobs in steel furnaces."

Also from Swan:
  • Navarro is famous in the building for his massive charts showing how just about every foreign country is screwing America. 
  • Trump's mainline economic advisers — some with a decades-long record as free traders ) — cringe when the boss says in Oval Office meetings: "What do you think, Peter?"

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