Trump Says Tim Cook made ‘compelling’ tariff case
STRENGTH: HK PROTESTERS DEFY POLICE
NATIONAL POLITICAL ANALYST: Gary S. Goldman is the nationally recognized host of “Business, Politics, & Lifestyles” a weekly talk show airing on WCRN 830 in Metro Boston MA.
President Trump told reporters on Sunday that Apple CEO Tim Cook privately made a “very compelling argument” that the administration’s tariffs on Chinese-assembled goods have made an unfair impact on the California-based tech giant, because its chief rival, Samsung, has conducted most of its manufacturing in South Korea and did not have to pay the levy.
The president also issued a stern warning to China, saying there might not be an end to the trade war if the government resorts to “violence” to crush demonstrators in Hong Kong.
Trump announced last week he would delay major new tariffs on China for three months, and his latest comments hinted that more concessions may be forthcoming. The new ten-percent tariffs had been slated to go into effect Sept. 1, and would have affected Apple’s signature iPhones and iPads.
In May, Trump increased tariffs on roughly $200 billion in Chinese goods from 10 percent to 25 percent, but later nixed steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico. In June, China hiked its retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. by more than 15 percent.
BIO: Gary is a conservative, who champions small government, free-market capitalism, and the importance of maintaining the USA’s role a strong well respected leader throughout the world. His show deals with cutting-edge, political, social, foreign policy and business issues with a wide range of topics, guests, and points of view. Gary believes that personal responsibility, accountability, a strong family structure, quality education, and hard work are the keys to success for all Americans. Gary’s goal is to show how political correctness, victimization, and many of the progressive liberal policies have duped the American people, especially minorities and women, into false hopes and promises. Gary has been involved in the construction industry for over 25 years. He has a wide array of experience as the owner of multimillion-dollar landscape, irrigation, snow removal, and pavement maintenance companies.